Friday, 19 October 2018

Stop Press from Plockton

Bored with Brexit?
Troubled by Trump?
Petrified of Putin?

I have just the thing for you today!  Let's turn to the pages of the West Highland Free Press, and read about the controversy currently raging in the village of Plockton*, where local crofters have applied to reinstate the right for their cattle roam freely around this popular tourist destination.

It seems things got heated at a public meeting held to debate the issue last week, and some folk were worried about potential for disease, and gardens being trampled on, and roads blocked.

If I were a Heilan' Coo I would like to live in Plockton and roam up and down the main street, never mind any disruption to traffic and nuisance caused to nervous visitors.

But I guess the local bovine population did not get a say in the matter.

*As the crow flies, the pretty village of Plockton lies 15 miles south of our Torridon cottage; by the twisty West Highland roads, it is a good 45 miles.


  1. I totally agree it is THE place to be for all cows...and for me and da Nelly we love cow pizzas ;O)

  2. Oh for the chance to chase some heilan' coos. But I suppose we wouldn't be allowed. And think of rolling in their souvenirs! What fun.

  3. OMCows! Those heilan' coos need a day at Gail's Grooming Station. They also need a horn trim if they are gonna roam like that. They do have a very pretty copper furs
    Hugs Cecilia

  4. Hari Om
    you will not be surprised to hear, Bertie lad, that I favour arguments for return of the cows... think of the free fertiliser for the veges I say!!! hugs and wags YAM-aunty xxx

  5. All we can say is that the cows can roam free, then we pups should be able to as well.

    That village looks quite pretty and quaint.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. I don't know about all the cow pies that would be around
    Hazel & Mabel

  7. Lady says it would be great to have cows wandering around except she wouldn't like the poop. We would love the poop. Glad to see you got to your cottage for some r and r.

  8. Mama agrees that these kind of stories are MUCH better than the world news on the TeeVee every evening!
    Arty & Jakey(and Traveling Rosy)