Highland cows help attraction fight back after lockdown

A pair of Highland cows have been credited with helping a museum get back on its feet after it was closed down due to the pandemic.

Lucky and Sprout have been the star attraction at the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore.
Lucky and Sprout have been the star attraction at the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore.

Lucky and Sprout have proved to be the “star attraction” at the Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore, which reopened in July following the Spring lockdown.

Since then, 12,257 people visited the attraction, which is largely set outdoors.

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Lesley Junor, Operations Manager for High Life Highland, said, “We have been really pleased with the support from customers this year, reopening was a major task having to rethink the way we approached everything, and our staff were fantastic in making sure we provided a COVID secure environment for our visitors.

“The feedback from visitors has been excellent and our Highland Cows Lucky and Sprout have been a star attraction once again”

The museum has now closed for the season and is planned to reopen on 1st April 2021 in time for Easter.

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