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Scotland continues to suffer from an exceptionally harsh winter spell. Yesterday the daytime temperature in central Scotland (Perthshire) fell to an incredible minus 17 degrees centigrade which is on a par with places like Iceland. Many properties are suffering from burst water pipes and/or frozen water pipes. Glasgow ( S.W. Scotland) is slightly milder than some of the cold spots in the Highlands but, nevertheless, temperatures remain at or below freezing and there is a good layer of snow and ice around.

This morning, there were some slushy snow showers combined with low temperatures and overcast skies, conditions which are not ideal for photography. In the circumstances, I went to off on my bike to visit a nearby herd of Highland Cattle. These animals are actually ideally suited to the type of weather we are experiencing and seem totally non-plussed.

This breed of cattle is very docile which meant I was able to up right close without unnerving them. The images below show these attractive animals in their icy habitat.

Mother and calf.

This video shows the entire herd. I think they viewed me as a curiosity!

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This morning, I came across this small herd of Highland Cows enjoying their morning feed at Pollock Park, Glasgow. The muddy conditions did not seem to faze them.

This morning, the heavy rain had eased. I went off to Pollock Park, south Glasgow to obtain some images of the small herd of Highland Cattle which are maintained there by the Council. These are magnificent, photogenic and generally docile, beasts which tend to thrive on the poor pasture found on the hills and mountains.

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