Erraid’s Animals and Wildlife

Part of our lives here on Erraid is looking after our animals. The relationship we have  is one of loving respect, as we explore conscious cooperation with the animal kingdom.

The chickens live in the byre and we have plenty of eggs to eat.

Our community cats Moonlight and Shadow have lived with us a long time.  They were found abandoned on Mull by one of the members of the community and were small and malnourished. Thanks to the loving care and patience of the residents they have grown up  to be loving, loyal cats.

There is a herd of Black Face sheep on Erraid belonging to the local shepherd, which the community helps with throughout the year. Sheep round-ups are a favourite with some guests, who are invited to join in.

We have lots of wonderful wildlife on Erraid too – from birds of prey, herons, deer and hedgehogs.