Green Communities

Sheep help retain farmhouse heat

By Giancarlo Rinaldi October 9, 2009 South of Scotland reporter, BBC Scotland news website

It is highly unusual for anyone to welcome being "fleeced" during the building of their new home. Yet that is one key part of a green farmhouse scheme which has recently been approved in southern Scotland.

Among the elements which will make the Cairn Valley farmhouse near Moniaive "carbon neutral" is using the nearby sheep to help keep the humans warm.