Monday, 6 August 2012

A Lost World

The last inhabitants left Swona, in the Pentland Firth, in 1974. They left a herd of cattle - one bull and eight cows of a cross between Aberdeen Angus and Shorthorn. Five generations later these animals have become feral, continue to thrive and have been classified as a new breed. For a visit to this Lost World there is a YouTube clip that has a professional style.

Scottish Islands Explorer - wishes to be seen as a pedigree among publications

1 comment:

Richard Evans said...

A photographic Portrait of Swona by John S Findlay is a fabulous book recording the history of this island in the turbulent Pentland Firth.