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Our special collection of sheep, known as the ‘Flying Flock’, are given their matching orders, as they are rounded up near Ceres, in Fife, to move them closer to their winter rations. 

Flying FlockThe Scottish Wildlife Trust’s ‘Flying Flock’ is an innovative grazing solution which has helped with the management of Scottish Wildlife Trust Wildlife Reserves since 2001.
 
Produce from the flock is available to buy and helps support the work of the Scottish Wildlife Trust.  For more information, contact Scottish Wildlife Trust on 0131 312 7765 or reception@swt.org.uk

Laura Cunningham, Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Shephardess, explained:  “Scottish Wildlife Trust has over 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland which we aim to manage for the benefit of wildlife conservation. 

“While this practical management of local wild places is a fundamental part of our work to protect Scotland’s wildlife within local communities, it is a big job requiring a lot of hard work and resources.  For our grassland habitats, we use the flock to maintain and enhance species-rich grassland – the sheep graze the dominant, coarser plants, allowing rarer plants to flourish.”

PICTURE CREDIT: (c) Scottish Wildlife Trust

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Nicola McGovern, PR and Communications Manager, 0131 312 4742
nmcgovern@swt.org.uk
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