Welcome to The Hirsel, a small family farm located in an “area of outstanding natural beauty” in the Scottish Highlands, near Ardgay on the Dornoch Firth.  The Hirsel is owned and managed by Donald and Donna Gillies, and we raise heritage breed animals (Hebridean sheep and Gloucester Old Spot pigs, so far) and crops (our young apple orchard includes species brought over by the Romans!), with an emphasis on living and working with our animals and resident wildlife in a regenerative, sustainable and loving way.

Read more about us on our ‘about’ page, browse our farm shop, or get in touch; we’d love to welcome you to the Hirsel in person, too!

No matter the weather, there’ll always be a warm welcome waiting for you at the Hirsel!


HOST – Heart of Sutherland Tourism

Hebridean Sheep Society 
Smallholding Scotland
National Sheep Association