Highland cow gifts

Highland cow, on a farm near Callander , Stirlingshire, New - Highland cow gifts
Highland cow, on a farm near Callander , Stirlingshire, New - Highland cow gifts

Highland cow gifts

The Highland cow from Scotland is a tough beast able to withstand the winetr snow in the Highlands of Scotland. The Highland cow, known affectionately as the “Heilan Coo” in Scots, is an iconic symbol of Scotland’s rural landscape. Originating from the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles, these hardy animals are well-suited to the rugged, mountainous terrain and harsh weather conditions of the region. Distinguished by their long, shaggy coats, which can be various shades of red, black, brown, yellow, or even white, Highland cows are uniquely equipped to withstand the cold and damp of Scottish weather. Their long horns, which both males and females possess, add to their distinctive and striking appearance.

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Highland cows have a history that stretches back centuries, with their ancestors being brought to Britain by farmers during the Neolithic era. Over time, they have become an integral part of Scottish culture and heritage. Not only are they valued for their meat, which is known for its lean, well-marbled, and succulent quality, but also for their role in maintaining the natural environment. Their grazing helps preserve the biodiversity of the Scottish Highlands, supporting a wide range of plant and animal life.

Photographers and nature enthusiasts often seek out Highland cows due to their photogenic and majestic presence. Their gentle and friendly nature, despite their formidable appearance, makes them popular among tourists and locals alike. Capturing the essence of these animals in their natural habitat provides a glimpse into the timeless beauty of Scotland’s rural landscapes.

In recent years, Highland cows have gained popularity beyond Scotland, both as a breed for sustainable farming and as a beloved subject in photography and art. Their image can be found in various forms of merchandise, showcasing their status as a cherished emblem of Scottish identity.

Our high quality photo mugs are beautiful yet durable and have been tested to 100+ dishwasher cycles. This custom mug comes in all white.

Eilean Donan Castle is in the Highlands of Scotland. Original image by David Rankin from Photogold.

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Eilean Donan Castle is the stunning Highlands castle set on an island in the middle of three lochs. The castle is the most photographed castle in the UK and it featured in the films Highlander and James Bond . Your tour guide will take you to the three best locations for pictures of the castle .

Eilean Donan has made several appearances in films, beginning with Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1948 and The Master of Ballantrae in 1953.The castle was the setting for the 1980 short film Black Angel, filmed to accompany screenings of The Empire Strikes Back in cinemas. It featured prominently in Highlander (1986) as the home of Clan MacLeod, was backdrop to a dance scene in the Bollywood movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai in 1998, and served as the Scottish headquarters of MI6 in The World Is Not Enough in 1999. In Elizabeth: The Golden Age Eilean Donan stood in for Fotheringhay Castle in England. In the movie Made of Honor Eilean Donan can be seen as home of the groom’s family.

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These castles have provided the backdrops for bloody battles or famous films, and are the most popular castles in Scotland

Stirling Castle.
Midhope Castle.
Blackness Castle.
Doune Castle.

Was any of Braveheart filmed in Scotland?

Despite initially declining, Gibson eventually decided to direct the film, as well as star as Wallace. Braveheart was filmed in Scotland and Ireland from June to October 1994. Book your Braveheart tour online

Is there a real Lallybroch ?

Yes, Midhope Castle is the real life location for Lallybroch , the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser . You can visit Lallybroch on our unique Outlander tours  . Lallybroch, or Broch Tuarach, is Jamie’s fictional home in the series.
Outlander tours from Edinburgh can be booked online . In real life it’s an ancient 16th-century tower house outside Edinburgh. The castle stars in a number of Outlander episodes as the ancestral home of Jamie Fraser , played by Scottish actor Sam Heughan . You can visit the castle on one of our tours and take a look around the outside . Unfortunately the inside of Lallybroch is derelict and not accessible at the moment  , although plans have been announced to build accommodation inside the castle . Lallybroch Outlander tours from Private tours Edinburgh

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What is Broch Tuarach ? And can you take a tour to it ? It is an old  broch on the land, Broch Tuarach means “north-facing tower” in Gaelic. Lallybroch, as the estate is known among those who live there, in turn means “lazy tower”. Lallybroch , ancestral home of Jamie Fraser , is also known as Broch Tuarach . 
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