Soay


Also found in: Wikipedia.
Related to Soay: Hirta

Soay

(ˈsəʊeɪ)
n
(Breeds) a breed of small horned sheep having long legs and dark brown wool that is plucked rather than shorn; found mainly on St Kilda where they were probably introduced by the Vikings
[named after Soay, an island in the St Kilda group, where they were first found]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Meanwhile, a 48-year-old man was found dead alongside a road near Soay Aasil in Kahna on early Thursday.
The most fascinating of all British sheep breeds is the group referred to as the northern shorttailed sheep, which includes the North Ronaldsay, Shetland, Soay, Boreray and Hebridean.
Commercial shipbuilding returned to Cammell Laird in 2012 with the construction of two car ferries - MV Sound of Seil and MV Sound of Soay. In April this year, the company completed work on Red Kestrel, a GBP10million ferry for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel.
Chan eil "The Evacuation of Soay" ri cheannachd, is bu mhor am beud, 's e leabhar beag breagha a th' ann.
The received wisdom is that they are possibly a blend of several primitive breeds like Shetland, Soay, Manx Loaghtan and 'Siberian' Mouflon sheep.
In one of the pictures, she was seen posing with a bloodied sex toy beside a slain male Soay sheep, which drew a deal of backlash on social media.
"You'll also get the chance to hand feed our flock of Soay sheep and, if you're lucky, you'll get a cuddle from our two smallest sheep - Hamish and Angus, twin lambs born in May.
Best advice for the lovelorn: Sexually active Soay sheep in Scotland are often sick and succumb to the elements, while those less driven to reproduce remain healthy.
| December - Feral goats and feral Soay sheep at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, were reported as being in very good condition as a result of strong grass growth.
Age, sex, density, winter weather, and population crashes in soay sheep.
They offer a mixture of meditation, yoga and tai chi courses inside a homely farmhouse.
But it's the location that'll put you in seventh heaven: accessible only by ferry, there are sweeping views overlooking the Firth of Clyde, while in the garden stupas and Buddhist prayer flags flutter in the Highland breeze.
The rest of the island is a nature reserve and on windy walks you can spot wild Eriskay ponies, Soay sheep and Saanen goats.

7.
He also visits the tiny island Soay, which has only three residents, to see what life is like there.