The Ouessant Sheep Society of Great Britain was formed in February 2005 by a group of enthusiastic breeders and owners of the Ouessant sheep. The founding members came from all over the UK; as far as the North of Aberdeenshire, Isle of Man and Southern and South West England, with approximately twenty others to exchange ideas and views to form the society.  The Society now has over 200 members.  The Society maintains the UK flock book - the national register of pedigree Ouessants - and represents the interests of Ouessant sheep and their owners at home and abroad.  We are affiliated with the French and Dutch Ouessant societies and maintain contact with the societies in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.  We liaise with other UK breed societies over sheep welfare and represent the views of our members to Defra.  We are establishing a regional structure, to promote the breed at shows and exhibitions and to provide advice and support to our members across the country.

Board of Trustees

Antonia Clements


Antonia lives in Wiltshire and was elected Society Chair in 2017  

Adrian Lloyd


A member since 2011, Adrian breeds Ouessants in Cumbria and joined the committee in 2019.  He became registar in 2020.  

Christine Bamford


Chris has kept Ouessants in Devon since 2015.  She joined the committee July 2020 and was elected Secretary at the 2020 AGM.

John Kelly


John is co-owner of the Cairnhill flock in Scotland.  He has been a member since 2014 and was elected Treasurer in 2020.

Michelle Mcillmurray

Newsletter Editor 

Michelle keeps Ouessants in west Devon and joined the committee in 2020

Val Grainger

Independent Member 

Val bought her first Ouessants in 2006 and has recently rebuilt her flock in Cornwall.  She rejoined the committee in 2020.

Sandra Bell

Regional Member for the Southwest

Sandra has kept Ouessants in West Cornwall since 2015 and was elected to the Committee in 2020.

Claire Occardi

Regional Member for the North of England

A member since 2017, Claire keeps Ouessants in North Yorkshire and joined the committee in 2020

Susan Hughes

Regional Member for Wales and the West of England

Susan lives in Pembrokeshire and first joined the committee in July 2020