true symbol of Scottish beauty and resilience : the Highland cow

they are living emblems of Scotland's rugged beauty and tenacity

they are affectionately referred to as "coos"  in Scotland

They are one of the oldest registered cattle breeds in the world

dating back  to the  6th  century

dating back  to the  6th  century

Their most prominent attribute is, of course, their long, shaggy coats

shaggy coats including  red, black, dun, and  brindle

Highland cows are known for their gentle and docile  nature

Their calm disposition, strong maternal instincts make them excellent mothers

Highland cows were once primarily  used for their beef and  milk

iconic  symbols  of  Scotland