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ISBN: 9780857100542
AUTHOR: Heidi M Sands
Spirit of Highland Cattle
Spirit of Highland Cattle
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The Highland cow is one of the most recognisable breeds of cattle in the world. Originating in the Highlands of Scotland, with a long shaggy coat capable of withstanding the rigours of a harsh winter, the breed is now exported all over the world. Its reddy-brown colour is unmistakable, but the breedís coat has a wide range of colours, from black through to brindle, yellow and dun. It also has huge characteristic horns that curve and sweep with a graceful appearance in the female, dominating in the bull of the species, giving a strong look, set on a grand head, broad between the eyes; for both sexes carry such headgear.

Once seen as the cow of choice for Highland crofters these cattle are intrinsic to their homeland, for not only are they able to winter out in temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees, they also eke out a life on some of the roughest terrain imaginable with minimal feeding.Thatís not to say they arenít commercially viable for their beef is some of the finest in the world.

With a shaggy forelock and fluffed up calf at its side the Highland cow endears itself to visitors from all over the world, drawn to its rugged beauty and captivated by its unmistakable look.

With over 60 classic images and an elegant and informed text, in this pocket-sized hardback Heidi M. Sands truly captures the Spirit of Highland Cattle.

For more than two decades Heidi M. Sands has lived and worked in the farming community of north east Scotland, writing and photographing her way through some of Britainís most stunning scenery. Currently contributing to several of Scotlandís farming publications, Heidi has been privileged to photographically record Scotlandís most recognisable native bovine breed in The Spirit of Highland Cattle.

Heidi studied art and design, including photography, at Lancashireís prestigious Blackpool and Fylde College and the former Preston Polytechnic. A lifelong countrywoman and awardwinning writer this is her fifth title for Halsgrove.

Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 054 2, hardback, 110x155mm, 64 pages. Published July 2011.

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Spirit of SpeysideSpirit of Speyside - £4.99
Visitors and locals alike embrace the beauty, natural environment and changes each season brings to Speyside and for Heidi Sands, capturing the spirit of Speyside on film for others to enjoy has been a privilege and a passion.
Web Price: £4.99
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