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Fancy getting just about the perfect photograph of the Highlands?

By Gavin Musgrove

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Mr Ormiston's Highland coos have been moved to pastures new.
Mr Ormiston's Highland coos have been moved to pastures new.

Visitors and locals have the chance to capture just about the perfect Highland scene to share with family and friends.

Badenoch farmer and Highland Horse Fun equestrian centre owner Ruaridh Ormiston has just moved three of his Highland coos to the grounds at historic Ruthven Barracks on the outskirts of Kingussie.

He said that his 'Gaelic' cows love to have their photo taken especially if there is a carrot or chopped neeps (turnips) on offer.

He said: "I have just moved a few Highland cows back to Ruthven Barracks by Kingussie so that tourists can get pictures of them.

"People are always asking where they can see Highland cattle near the roadside in Badenoch so please send your guests and locals alike out to the barracks. Their names are Carlie, Horny and Rowena.

"There is the added bonus that this three are due to calf within the next few weeks hopefully.

"Two are pure Highlanders and the redder looking one is a Highland x Shorthorn cow – the preference for many hill cattle farmers in the Highlands.

"I had only just put them in the gate and a Spanish family stopped to get pictures so I helped take some for them.

"They are partial to carrots and chopped neeps if visitors want to give them a shout they will come up and oblige with a photo.

"They only speak Gaelic so visitors will need to call them with 'Trobhad, trobhad' (come here, come here ) but they love to hear people speaking any language so try and see if you can call them up."

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