Plea to keep loose dogs away from sheep at Kinnaber

DOG WALKERS at Kinnaber, north of Montrose, are being asked to make sure that they keep their dogs on a lead or under close control, now that sheep have been put in the newly-fenced fields.

Due to the condition of the fencing and protracted discussions with Angus Council regarding the construction of the cycle path, sheep grazing has not been possible.

With work now completed, this is the first opportunity to get sheep back on to the rough grazing fields.

The fields will provide important autumn and winder grazing for the flock, and the sheep will also help reduce the amount of poisonous ragwort that grows each summer.

David Smart of Kinnaber Limited, who farm the land, asked the Review to emphasise that all those visiting Kinnaber should remember to shut all gates behind them.

He added: “And, please, wherever possible, avoid fields with sheep in them.

He continued: “Can all those who enjoy visiting Kinnaber please be vigilant, and if you see any dogs worrying sheep, please either ‘phone me on 07768 425910. or call police immediately.”

In this instance, where an emergency was ongoing, it would be appropriate to use the 999 number.

Readers will recall that since the path opened, there have been problems along its length with dog mess, vandalism to farm property, and fly-tipping.