This is her story of walking literally in the footsteps of cattle drovers on the long north south roads of the uist islands families would rear a calf or two each year selling them at eighteen months or two years old the first time these cattle had been off the croft. Walking with cattle in search of the last drovers of uist by terry williams droving was once the lifeblood of scotlands rural economy and for centuries scotlands glens and mountain passes were alive with thousands of cattle making their way to the market trysts of crieff and falkirk. In this book terry j williams follows the route of the drovers and their cattle from the remote atlantic coast of uist to the highland martstravelling by campervan and armed with a voice recorder a collection of archive photographs and a set of maps marked with the old market stances she seeks out the last surviving drovers. Walking with cattle has 1 rating and 1 review peter said i thoroughly enjoyed this wee book the topic of island cattle trysts and droves being somethi. Walking with cattle in search of the last drovers of uist 466 3 ratings by goodreads paperback she seeks out the last surviving drovers the resulting narrative is an extraordinary insight into a lost world told through the voices of the few remaining individuals who remember the days of walking with cattle compact and focused
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