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'Macgregor', owned by James R. Dempster, Ladyton

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'Macgregor', owned by James R. Dempster, Ladyton About 1890

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Shown here is the most common variety of sheep in the Scottish Borders and Highlands - the Scottish Blackface. Their wool is highly prized for its hardwearing qualities and the Blackface horns add a distinctive look to walking sticks and shepherds' crooks. Photographs of livestock were not uncommon during the turn of the century, as landowners took pride in their husbandry. The side view gives us a clear idea of the physical qualities of the breed: the long thick fleece, the curvy horns, the black face and the magnificent posture.


  • Acc. No. PGP R 922.2
  • Medium Albumen print
  • Size 11.50 x 18.30 cm
  • Credit Gift of Mrs. Riddell in memory of Peter Fletcher Riddell 1985