The SCF today commended the urgent efforts being made by the Scottish Government to address the welfare situation of lambs stranded on hills where there is little or no grazing left.
SCF Chairman Norman Leask said, “Proposals are now on the table for a government-backed scheme to take our light lambs, which would normally be exported for the European market. This is urgently needed. In many crofting areas the summer has been fairly non-existent and the growing season even shorter than usual, so grass is running really short. Animal welfare has to be our first consideration.