Beecraigs Highland Coo is named

090311 cairistiona cockbutn and ranger tracey smith with flora the highland cow
090311 cairistiona cockbutn and ranger tracey smith with flora the highland cow
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the first Highland cow calf born at Beecraigs has finally got a name.

History was made at the Linlithgow country park last August when a Highland cow calf arrived and until now, the hairy wee newcomer has remained nameless as a competition ran to find the perfect moniker.

090311 cairistiona cockbutn and ranger tracey smith with flora the highland cow

090311 cairistiona cockbutn and ranger tracey smith with flora the highland cow

Over 3,000 entries were submitted from 106 classes in 55 schools, and the lucky winner was revealed as Cairistiona Cockburn, a P7 pupil at Low Port Primary, after she came up with the name ‘Flora’. The name was also shared by the calf’s great great grandmother, Flora of Pollock.

Flora joins her mother Nick Hopwood, countryside operative, said: “She was the first Highland cow calf to be born at Beecraigs, and we wanted to do something special to mark the occasion.

“Three of our other Highland cows are due to give birth in the next three or four weeks so it is an exciting time.”

Winner Cairistiona met Flora, pictured by Gordon McBrearty.