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Map: Where To Find Highland Cows in Scotland

Map: Where To Find Highland Cows in Scotland


Who doesn’t want to see a Highland cow (or Heilan coo!) when they visit Scotland? These gentle fluffy beasts are synonymous with Scotland and Scottish culture, and although they live in many different parts of the world, there is something special about seeing Highland cows in Scotland!

I’ve created a map that includes my coo sightings from my travels throughout Scotland. You will find it below.

I’m constantly adding to this map whenever I find a new coo hotspot, so make sure you bookmark it and keep checking back!

Where To Find Highland Cows in Scotland

The following map shows you where to find Highlands cows in Scotland.

Click on each of the green pins for more information about each location. Some of the locations on the map are paid attractions where you can view and sometimes pet the coos!

Please note- this map isn’t definitive; farmers will move their cattle to other paddocks or entirely different destinations. Be sure to look around the area if the cows are not in the exact location of the pin.

Have you spotted a Highland cow that isn’t marked on this map? Please leave a comment with the exact location using What3Words.

Are you planning a trip to Scotland? Be sure to read my guide that walks you through planning the perfect trip to Scotland! You also may find my Scotland packing list useful.

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Thursday 11th of January 2024

We saw Highland cows at Culloden (near ///list.safari.crumples), near Loch Ness (///, on the Isle of Harris (feasted.roadmap.ants) and at Scone Palace (jugs.fishnet.sparks).


Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Highland coos ///homecare.grew.budding

Yvette Webster

Friday 17th of November 2023

Thank you!


Tuesday 25th of July 2023

Muthu Newton Hotel in Nairn - There are 3 in the pasture in front of the hotel.


Yvette Webster

Monday 7th of August 2023

Thank you!

Hilde Vanmechelen

Monday 10th of July 2023

Wayfaring Kiwi , I saw about a dozen Highland cows at Muirfoot farm, Lanark, and they're not yet on the map, I think. Location: ///gains.vegans.hawks

Yvette Webster

Monday 10th of July 2023

Thank you Hilde! I will add this to the map. Yvette

Alison Terry Kirkpatrick

Saturday 8th of July 2023

The owner of Daviot Lodge (where we stayed) near Inverness has two big hairy coos that are in the same roadside pasture year-round.

Yvette Webster

Monday 10th of July 2023

Thanks! I just added it to the map