Livestock Keepers is a beautiful ‘coffee table’ book showcasing rural life through powerful imagery and stories straight from the Keepers themselves.
Scotland has a long tradition of livestock keeping. As well as providing a secure, natural and sustainable source of protein, livestock farms do so much more. They contribute to the local and national economy, provide employment and populate remote and often harsh areas of Scotland, allowing communities and schools to survive in these rural places.
Throughout history, livestock production has been challenged with many problems due to the vagaries of the Scottish climate, centuries of rural depopulation and economic pressures. In the face of these challenges, Scottish livestock and their keepers have survived and adapted successfully to their changing environment, frequently by diversifying and broadening the scope of their farm to encompass the surrounding natural resources.
These livestock keepers are tenacious, inspiring characters with the ability to turn their hand to any job required and due to centuries of expert and skilled breeding, our native breeds of livestock are recognised as iconic symbols of rural Scotland representing its unique cultural heritage.
All proceeds will be used to support the livestock industry in Scotland.
- Hardback, 115 pages
- Price includes postage and packaging
- Please allow up to 14 days for delivery.