The Year of Sheep and Wool organised by the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) is already in full swing with a wide range of activities for all ages.

The organisation has paid tribute to the supporters of the project who have contributed an assortment of items, ranging from yarn to ear tags, for the new resource box for each region.

School talks remain a firm favourite with school children, and the Speaker Boxes help bring activities on the farm, to life.

Sheila Bannerman, RHET Dumbarton coordinator said: “The support of our partners is invaluable in donating this broad assortment of sheep related items.

“These boxes will really help bring the farming story to life, and provide real talking points on animal welfare, the uses of wool, sheep worrying, and then questions you don’t anticipate!

“This campaign is an opportunity to teach our children about lamb and the role of sheep farming in our communities, and how wool can be used sustainably in so many products.

“We have created many crafting activities for kids to enjoy and learn in the classroom using wool and some of your readers might like to give them a go too.”

Since 1999, the Royal Highland Education Trust has been providing free, impactful experiences relating to the environment, economic, and social realities of rural Scotland.

Through a programme of visits, RHET provides the opportunity to meet those responsible for rearing and growing food for the nation.

In so doing so, the organisation says it is combining unbiased and engaging information with a hands-on lifelong learning experience for children from primary to secondary in Scottish schools.

The efforts of the charity aim to allow as many children from schools in Scotland to visit working farms or enjoy a classroom talk and learn and understand more about where their food comes from.

As part of the project, the charity is appealing for a sponsor to contribute £1000 for the ‘Meet the Lambs’ online campaign to help with the overall running costs of the activities.

The Year of Sheep & Wool will come to an end at the RHET stand at the Royal Highland Show.