in the Western Isles is home to the Kinlochroag
Fold, started in the late nineties the Fold
thrives on the windswept hills that are
historically the breed's natural habitat.
They again use the sheilings that the original
'Kyloes' used, whether this behaviour is
instinct is unknown, but it is a wonderful
return to the natural way of how things
used to be for these hardy beasts.
Parts of this wild and rugged location are
listed as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
Having never been subjected to modern agricultural
practices, chemicals and the like, it is
an area traditionally used by hunting estates
and crofters, leaving it untainted and unique.
Home to rare ground dwelling birds, red
deer, eagles and of course Highland Cattle.
fold are raised organically; even the air
they breathe is invigorating. Clean and
fresh straight from the Atlantic with relatively
little traffic to pollute the atmosphere,
the area is one of those rare unspoilt places
that time has left with little changed.
Even so Kinlochroag are registered with SOPA and are now in the second year of organic
conversion, just to make things official!
cattle are well known for being resistant
to disease. The Kinlochroag Fold have been
tested and are free of BVD, Johne's Disease
and Leptospirosis. However the remoteness
of the Western Isles and its crofting practices
have protected the island from diseases
that have plagued the mainland and the area
remains wild and natural.
Fold go bathing in Kinlochroag