If ever there is an exciting moment in life, it is catching a glimpse of a highland coo while you’re exploring Scotland! Cute and incredibly photogenic with their warm, rust-coloured coats, these funny characters can be seen lazing and grazing in places all over Scotland.
If you can’t make it out into the countryside for a coo selfie, head for a day out at the Pollok Country Park in Glasgow, a fabulous green space which is also home to the Burrell Collection and Pollok House. In Edinburgh, Highland cows can also be found a few miles south of the city centre at Swanston Farm in the Pentlands.
Mix dramatic Scottish history with coo-spotting at Stirling Castle, where cattle are known to graze in the shadows of the castle. Or take a Hairy Coo Safari through Rothiemurchus Forest in the Cairngorms National Park, where a guide will take you to say hello to some of the coos and other animals in the area.
It’s always wise to keep your eyes peeled while you’re out and about, particularly in the north of Scotland and along the North Coast 500, as coos can often be seen freely roaming the countryside.