National Geographic : 1970 May
Shaggy good looks of a Highland cow bemuse island cattlemen and bidders from the mainland at a spring auction on Grimsay. North The buyers carry canes for turning the animals. 550 Outposts of Scotland, the 130 mile-long Outer Hebrides (maps, right) endured invasion a thousand years ago. Land-hungry Vikings settled the coasts and intermingled with local Celts, or Gaels. Today crofts cluster along the shores; the islands' largest town, Stornoway, supports a population of 5,400. 50° _ 681 KODACHROME BY KENNETHMACLEISH(n N.G .S .