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The wonderful Highland Show

It’s almost a month ago now but I remember this years Royal Highland Show as if it was yesterday, the Sketcher family and I had a great time.


RHS14_Forestry1Here are all my sketches from the weekend. I love to take the kids along, it is a glimpse of another world for them and a great education to learn more about where their food comes from and the wonderful world of UK farming.


Just to name a few things I remember a month on: we saw huge scary cows, and miniature goats; sat in lots of tractors, watched sheepdogs herding ducks, saw giant eagles and men climbing towering tree trunks; met some lovely stall holders and amazed at their hand crafted creations, we saw sheep being judged and horses leaping fences, watched as horseshoes were shaped and fitted, and ate some delicious Scottish burgers.


Looking forward to next year!




The Royal Highland Show website


Mooo! Hamish, the world famous Highland cow says hello to the Ness Bus tour

Hamish_NB_colourI recently boarded the Ness Bus tour from Edinburgh to Loch Ness and we made a pitstop near Callander to visit Scotland’s most famous Hairy Coo


If travelling up into Central Scotland you must visit Hamish, he is a Scottish institution and although he’s getting on a bit now, he still has all the majesty and beauty which made him so famous. Indeed, if you are looking at a postcard of a Highland Cow on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, chances are that cow is Hamish. He even has his own facebook page!


Visit him, and buy some food for him from the shop, at the Trossachs Wollen Mill in Kilmahog, just outside Callander.