Scottish Highland Cows have long vied with the Loch Ness Monster and the wee midge for the title of Scotland’s most iconic creature.
A sighting of this most noble and magnificent of beasts never disappoints and is, for many visitors to these shores, a real highlight.
This feature is, therefore, a tribute to the Highland Cow, a gentle giant that has brightened many a day that I have shared with Wilderness groups. This blog will try and answer some frequently asked questions that pop up from visitors to Scotland about this fuzzy icon.
Visitors to Scotland and those dreaming of this beautiful place are likely to conjure up images of whisky, mist, tartan, thistles, claymores, ruined castles, salmon and stags. A place has to be left in this pantheon of Scottish greats for the larger-than-life, ginger, long-horned cattle that, in Gaelic were called Bò Ghàidhealach. In Scots, they are known as Heilan coo and we now call them, quite simply, Highland Coos.
Spot Highland Cattle and iconic Scottish Wildlife on our Highland Wildlife Tour.