Photograph by Arpat Ozgul

Welcome to The Soay & Boreray Sheep Society

The Soay Sheep Society was founded by a group of Soay breeders realising the need for a representative body to speak and act on behalf of Soay and Boreray sheep breeders.

Photograph by Jane Cooper

Boreray Sheep

Photograph by Martin Stoffell

Soay Sheep

Photograph by Jane Cooper

Stock For Sale

Photograph by Rosie Siddans


The Soay and Boreray Sheep Society

The Society aims to assist new Soay & Boreray enthusiasts with welfare and management regimes, educate other people about their particular characteristics, and help each other with problems if and when they arise. We produce a regular newsletter, and act as a go between when new blood is needed in a flock, helping with ram exchanges and sales. As Soay and Boreray sheep are registered through the Rare Breeds Survival Trust in partnership with Grassroots Systems, we are assured of their umbrella care when concerns about the breed, their genome and their special characteristics, are being threatened by government legislation.