All things baa baa bright and beautiful

This particular family group would like to show their appreciation for the NHS.

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An Islay farmer and his family have been brightening up the lambscape in honour of NHS staff on the island and further afield.

Andrew Jones, his girlfriend Sophie MacGill and farm hand Katie Keenen have been spray painting the new spring arrivals and their mums in individual brightly-coloured designs on the family-run Coull Farm.

‘The sheep are in a field next to the road so the hope is it will put a smile on the faces of NHS workers and other essential travellers on their way to and from work,’ said Andrew.

‘I put the pictures up on the farm and the island Facebook pages at the weekend and have received a load of positive comments and shares. We are  so pleased they are cheering people up.

‘The NHS is working so hard to keep us all healthy during these extreme times, so if there are small things we can do to let them know that their efforts are appreciated it’s a no-brainer.’

Andrew’s father, who has worked and lived on the farm for the past 46 years, took a bit of convincing that having multi-coloured livestock was a good idea. He has since conceded it wasn’t such a ‘baad’ idea after all.


Sheep and their lambs have been painted in tribute to NHS staff. NO_c16coullfarm01

Sheep at Coull Farm are sporting bright and colourful fleeces. NO_c16coullfarm02

The newborn lambs have been brightening people’s days. NO_c16coullfarm03