The Scottish piper whose music either scrapes your nerves or stirs your blood.
The Ubiquitous sheep –
the monarch of a Perthshire glen
waiting for a Landseer to pass by.
A cu (to give it its Scottish name) grazing.
and kye ( the plural of ‘cu’) not grazing.
A hare in hiding on St Ninian’s Isle in Shetland where Douglas Coutts, a Lerwick school boy, discovered a larch box containing 28 Celtic brooches and a dolphin’s jawbone.
Two horses in Aberdeenshire which reminded me of Edwin Muir’s eponymous poem about horses helping to recreate a post-apocolyptic world.
And on the domestic front, a neighbour’s cat I became very fond of – it got run over alas alas
and a Blairgowrie dog that was supposed to be a guard dog but was really a welcome dog.
Finally a salmon I caught in Loch Fyne (thereby hangs a tale) and cooked in Glasgow for Hank and Sonia.