The Highland Cow Reviews
The Highland Cow in Callander Village Oct 15, 2011
The first stop the Gray Line bus did was in Stirling, Callander Village. There the main- and only attraction was the Highland Cow, especially a cow named Hamish.
This was apparently a place where most touristbusses stopped, and here was a café, too. In the café was a sign about the cow, Hamish MacCay Denovan, born 1993:
"Hamish is a pedigree Highland Cow and is docile and safe to feed if you watch out for his horns! He eats only vegetables and you can buy these in the store for a small amount, which helps to feed him, when there are no visitors about. Do not feed him other things particularly meat, as this will make him ill.
The Highland Cows are born and bred to deal with the extreme weather conditions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. They are very hardy but very gentle in nature. There are still working herds or "folds" throughout Scotland. Highland Cows have no layer of fat to keep them warm and instead have an extra coat which also maintains weatherproofing.
Archaeological evidence places Highland cattle back in the 6:th century. They are the oldest pedigree breed in the world and the Highland cattle Societies first herd dates 1884."
Part of the Edinburgh and Scotland October 2011 travel blog
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