Gordon Cook recently shared this photo of a local Bull at Loanend. I have to say he looks very menacing standing on that vantage point, surveying his territory.Although Loanend is in Cambuslang Parish, slightly outwith Blantyre’s boundaries, this photo was too good an opportunity to miss showing.
A light hearted modern story next, with a connection to a Blantyre born man. The Queen herself was outbid during mid May 2015 on a prize Highland bull named “Callum.” Callum was being sold by Alan Kennedy, 68 who was brought up in Springfield Crescent, Blantyre. Alan has a smallholding in West Ayrshire which he started […]
On Wednesday 26th July 1820 a fearsome accident took place in a field at Blantyre Park, Sydes Brae. Mr Robert Millar, the farmer, entered the field where his cattle were grazing and was suddenly charged at by his own bull. After tossing him some considerable height, the bull pointed its horns downwards and gored Mr […]