horned highland cattle eating hay

Highland Cattle

Near Kilmuir
Isle of Skye

Soon after I arrived in Scotland I was surprised by my first view of Highland cattle. The shaggy, long-horned breed are especially suited to the cold, windy weather that Highland winters can bring. They remind me of a cross between a musk ox and a Texas longhorn. I have been told they are generally a docile animal, not nearly as fierce as they appear.