Ull er Föroya gull (Wool is Faroese Gold) is an old Faroese saying. In the old days wool from sheep was very valuable. There were many people who were poor and did not have enough wool to knit sweaters and clothes for the family. In a cold climate this was a question of survival, so many poor people had to walk around the mountains to pick up wool that other people’s sheep had shed. If you were lucky enough to find wool, it was as good as finding gold.