Spring lambs, Muthill

Spring lambs, Muthill, Scotland

This evening,  have decided to post a small portfolio of lamb images taken during a recent tour. In Scotland, sheep are taken for granted as part of the landscape but in other countries this is not necessarily the case. Some of these images have attracted interest from various sources in recognition of which I thought it beneficial to collate and post same via my blog.

On the subject of sheep and Scotland:

  • There are some 7.5m sheep and 5.0m people.
  • Sheep are principally farmed for the lamb meat (the price of which is currently very strong) not wool.
  • Wool is now a by-product which generates marginal income for the farmer.
  • In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, sheep were the major catalyst to emigration from Scotland as many thousands of  people from farming communities were evicted from the Highlands and Islands to make way for sheep ranches which were far more profitable for the land owners than traditional farming. This era was known as the Highland Clearances. In may cases the physical remains of these communities can be visited as the remains of abandoned villages still exist in many places.
Spring lambs, Muthill

Spring lambs, Muthill, Scotland

Spring lambs, Speyside

Spring lambs, Speyside, Scotland

Spring lambs, Speyside

Spring lambs, Speyside, Scotland

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