Sheep flock to Maddiston street after escaping from farm

It took a full street of people to stop an adventurous flock of sheep from running loose after the animals escaped from a Maddiston farm.

By Jonathon Reilly
Monday, 20th July 2020, 12:02 pm
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 12:11 pm

Residents of the village’s Toravon Drive worked as a team to round up 14 escaped sheep within a garden last Wednesday morning.

The flock is thought to have broken free from Toravon Farm via a hole in a fence.

Around two hours later, the sheep were eventually returned home by the farmer – much to the delight and amusement of those who live in the area.

Sign up to our daily The Falkirk Herald Today newsletter

A flock of sheep gathered in a Maddiston resident's back garden after escaping from a nearby farm.

Read More

Read More
Maddiston singer performs in street and online to help those 'struggling'

Maddiston woman Carrieanne Craig said: “My neighbour went to make a cup of tea and looked out her window where she was greeted with all these sheep trying to get in at her door.

“They were all standing in the street so we herded them into her garden and put buckets up to stop them causing damage to cars in the street.

“I just found it hilarious! It took us about an hour and a half at least – the full street was out!

The sheep were eventually safely returned to Toravon Farm, Maddiston.

“The farmer came over and was laughing and said thanks very much. He clapped his hands and like magic the sheep all ran home!”

Message from the editor

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the highest standards in the world. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you