Highland Cow, Scotland

Photogenic Highland Cow, Scotland

This evening I have decided to present a small portfolio of Highland Cattle images.

These animals traditionally inhabited the Scottish Highlands where they were admirably suited to the tough weather and poor grazing. However, as a beef animal, the breed has largely been replaced by faster maturing alternatives. The Highland breed is still popular in Scotland and around the world. On my tours I encounter  animals on a solo basis or in small herds close to major tourist attractions, e.g. castles and distilleries where their docile and photogenic natures make them popular with visitors.

This blog post covers a very rare calf born last year in Glasgow.

Highland Cow and Calf, Scotland

Photogenic Highland Cow and Calf, Scotland

Highland Cow, Scotland

Photogenic Highland Cow, Scotland

Highland Cow, Scotland

Photogenic Highland Cow, Scotland

Scottish Highland Bull

Friendly Scottish Highland Bull

Elsewhere today:

  •  I have been focused on devising a Scotland-Ireland tour for a visiting family during the summer period. An interesting challenge owing to the diversity of the group.
  • Took a firm booking for a one day whisky tour based around Glasgow (two distilleries).
  • Located burial place of ancestor of a Canadian guest coming over in the summer.

Overall, quite a productive day. Weather here this evening is very wet and windy but otherwise mild.

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