Face to Face with Scotland’s Shaggy Highland Cows

For more photos and videos of Scotland’s shaggy cattle, follow @murn_eilidh_kate and browse the #highlandcow and #highlandcoo hashtags.

Long-horned and remarkably shaggy cattle graze throughout the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside, capturing the hearts of visiting and local Instagrammers alike. Officially called the Highland cow, the breed is also known by its name in the Scots language, kyloe, and by the affectionate name of Highland “coo” for its pronunciation in the Scottish accent.

The cows are more than just a shaggy coat with horns for 17-year-old Scotland Instagrammer Murn Cameron (@murn_eilidh_kate), who works with her family on the Dunach Estate farm near Oban. “The cattle are really inquisitive and curious about humans, and they want to interact with us,” she explains. “They all have different personalities a bit like humans. The calves are very cheeky—and adorable.”

Murn takes her phone with her into the fields, capturing the cattle in all their different colors. “I have a soft spot for the red ones myself,” she says. “People joke and say it is because of the similar hair color as I am ginger, and I must say they may have a point!”

Thought of you harebellblues :)



Counting down Scotland to six weeks now. Hope my photographs are anything close to this beautiful. Finally shipped my friend in Montana back her pro camera and after much deliberation over the Iceland outtakes, I have decided to jump into the deep end and buy my own pro pack for travel photography. Thinking a Mark III. I can’t just up and skip off to Scotland without one, now can I? No. The home in the first image is basically my dream home. I might not come back to the States. I might leave my life for that of a Scottish rancher instead.

Even if your photos don’t come out beautiful, the view is as incredible as these photos portray. You’ll love it!! :)

I can’t stop staring at how beautiful these images of Scotland are <3



You might find people in your life that are nothing like you, and realize you compliment and understand each other so unbelievably well. That’s Caitlin for me, and I am so happy to call her one of my greatest friends <3

I went to Moriah, NY (technically flew to Burlington, VT) and surprised my best friend for her 21st birthday. Here are just a few images I took during my less that 24hr stay there

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It is simply mind boggling the way we sense time. Feeling as if time is slowing down one day, and speeding up the next. I have one more month left here in NYC, at my amazing internship, with my family and friends, to explore to my hearts content. This is an opportunity for me to reflect on the…

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Me in Lightroom… see all my mistakes!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

I tried to turn the camera on myself… with flash. This was tough without a tripod or surfaces of the height I needed. I was trying to take my own headshot because I want a not so depressing photo of my as a profile on other interweb things, haha. This was a fail, but not afraid to show it. Wednesday is a new day for take 2… and for me to find the tripod in this house…

I like the blurry one and insanely bright one, aren’t they artsy?

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