Welcome to the St Kilda Soay Sheep Project. The project is run by researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Imperial College London with several other participating universities and research institutes. 


The Soay Sheep Project has been running in its current form since 1985, with continuous collection of information about individuals including genetic parentage, morphological data and life-histories. This has enabled ground-breaking research into topics including population dynamics, evolution and genetics, ageing and parasite infection in a natural setting.



Please use the links above to explore the site and find out about our research.

You may also be interested in our sister project, the Rum Red Deer Project.  


Photo Credits for the St Kilda Soay Sheep Project Site Banner Images: Tom Black