Sandy Granville, the crofting star of the hit “This Farming Life” television series, has offered an unusual piece of advice for his fellow island crofters – go back to traditional working ways and bring back into use the vast acreages of heather-rich moorland.
“I can remember the great old days when the moors from here to Stornoway were just full of sheep,” said Mr Granville. “With the right sheep it is the right place to have them. At the moment, that whole area is largely going to waste.
“What I’d like to see is that being a hotbed of mutton production. The meat of the moors – as everybody in this island knows – is the best meat in the world.”
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