Deer & Sheep

All the native deer skins are sourced locally from the game industry, which otherwise would be thrown away. The best skins to use are the roe, fallow and sika in the their summer coats, which are softer and better colours. Winter coats can become brittle. Previous customers have sent ready tanned skins from America and Africa to be made up into sporrans, of all shapes and sizes. 

The jacob sheep are a fun skin to use - these are farmed locally in Beauly. 

The traditional wild goat skins, which were popular in the past are now hard to source as the old billy goat has a very pungent smell, which is tricky to get rid of.

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