Scotland’s ‘Coo Cam’ Highland cows

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Highland cows are one of Scotland’s most well-known peculiarities and have become tourist magnets, but given the pandemic travel restrictions, it’s just about impossible for travelers to see them these days. That’s why Visit Scotland launched the “Coo Cam,” making it easier for you to catch a glimpse of the country’s beloved cows without actually going there yourself.

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The cam features cows from Kitchen Coos and Ewes in Dumfries and Galloway, and Swanston Farm in Edinburgh. The cows were filmed throughout November going about their daily lives, and videos will be released periodically this year on Visit Scotland’s social media platforms.

According to Visit Scotland, “While many countries, including Scotland, are in lockdown due to COVID-19 with travel restrictions in place, we want people to still be able to enjoy our country and what makes us unique through the virtual experiences you can still enjoy from the comfort of your own home. From using a tree as a scratch post, making their moos heard and having a good nosey at the camera, the Coo Cam provides an access all areas perspective to life on the farm.”

The footage was taken by professionals who care for the Highland cattle on a daily basis. Typically, visitors are encouraged not to approach cows during their visit to Scotland, and instead admire them from afar. So really, this is pretty much the same thing — just from really, really far away.