Is there a more familiar or comforting feature in the North Northumberland landscape than sheep grazing on hillside pastures? It inspires and arrests the soul. Sheep and shepherds give a sense of place to the region. As beautiful as the grazing image is, the importance of sheep is not only aesthetic but also integral to the environment as well as to our social and economic heritage. They have shaped the culture of the region.
Sheep Tales & Spinning Yarns is a project that aims to pay tribute to this importance through preservation, education, celebration, and economic regeneration. Inviting people to look back in order to look forward. The project is already underway, to find out more, please explore this website. A more comprehensive description can be found on our ‘About’ page.