Smallholding and Farm Survey

Do you have a hobby herd of sheep? Or a couple of angora goats? Do you harvest your Husky's hair? Or are you an alpaca afficionado? We are interested to know more!


Our intention is four-fold: 

  • To create a map of all the fibre-producing smallholdings in the Scottish Borders 
  • To establish a fibre library At Birkhill House CIC that represents all of the sheep/goat/alpaca/other breeds & work with these fibres to illustrate the differing characteristics and potential uses 
  • To explore the potential to match breeders so that they can pool fibre and therefore secure better deals on mill costs 
  • To offer tailored classes and workshops for those who would like to do more hand processing with their fibre

We have been working on a plan to launch services to support these aims for the past two years and are hoping that the more information we can amass, the better a service we can create. With that in mind, we ask that you please take a moment to answer a few questions for us… 


Birkhill House

Earlston TD4 6AR

email & phone

07779 339 653