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. Terry presumably teresa found an excellent exhibit on cattle drovers in the west of scotland so she asked permission to tour around collecting memories and adding research this is her story of walking literally in the footsteps of cattle drovers on the long north south roads of the uist islands. 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 marts travelling 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. 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. Walking with cattle in search of the last drovers of uist by terry williams history 160 pages 5 x 775 trade paper 1199 us 1199 ca 1599 publication date january 2018 told through the voices of the few remaining individuals who remember the days of walking with cattle
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