While on holiday in Scotland 2013, we were driving to Plockton, when we came through this lovely crofting village of Duirinish. What caught my attention were the hairy Highland Cattle, we are used to seeing them up in the hills, but here they were sunbathing on the pasture by the river, in the middle of the village.. I was very brave, well I was told to get out of the car and take photos, otherwise we would drive on….he was just getting his own back for all the times I make him stop……. I’ll own up, I’m not that happy around cows, least of all, of ones with the biggest horns I have ever seen.
I got out the car, and I sort of hid behind the car…… but they seemed alright, just really ignored me all together. But I did keep my distance and tried not to annoy them, because they are big and a sign said caution 🙂
Duirinish is found just under four miles north east of Kyle of Lochalsh and just under a mile south west of Plockton. You drive through the centre and realise its a lovely preserved crofting township, standing a little back from both the north and south banks of the Allt Dhuirinish.
You leave the village by way of a massive stone built bridge, built by Thomas Telford in 1826.