14 April 1999
Grazing sheep ‘good for conservation’

SHEEP grazing can do more good than harm to flowers and wildlife, according to a decade-long study on Orkney supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.

The conservationists found carefully managed and timed sheep grazing could create a countryside that was “productive for both wildlife and livestock”.

Sheep grazing is often considered destructive and damaging to conservation interests.

  • The Scotsman 14/04/99 page 32