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TITLE
Red Deer crossing a River
EXTERNAL ID
HCD00318
PLACENAME
Shiel Bridge
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Glenshiel
PERIOD
1920s; 1930s
CREATOR
Duncan Macpherson
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12043
KEYWORDS
red deer
river
hills
River Shiel
Red Deer crossing a River

Although found throughout Scotland, red deer (Cervus Elaphus) are most numerous in the Highlands, where their increasing numbers have become a huge problem in some areas. A series of mild winters and the culling of too few hinds allowed the deer population to explode, creating problems such as the destruction of crops and damage to forestry, as well as (at present anecdotal) an increase in the number of road accidents involving these large animals. In the summer months red deer are to be found on upland moorland where they graze, but in the winter they make their way to lower slopes, roadsides and croft land where food is more easily obtainable. This early summer photograph, with the stags' antlers still regrowing after casting them in March, may have been taken near Shiel Bridge, with the deer crossing the River Shiel below the Five Sisters of Kintail


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Red Deer crossing a River

ROSS: Glenshiel

1920s; 1930s

red deer; river; hills; River Shiel

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Duncan Macpherson (photographs)

Although found throughout Scotland, red deer (Cervus Elaphus) are most numerous in the Highlands, where their increasing numbers have become a huge problem in some areas. A series of mild winters and the culling of too few hinds allowed the deer population to explode, creating problems such as the destruction of crops and damage to forestry, as well as (at present anecdotal) an increase in the number of road accidents involving these large animals. In the summer months red deer are to be found on upland moorland where they graze, but in the winter they make their way to lower slopes, roadsides and croft land where food is more easily obtainable. This early summer photograph, with the stags' antlers still regrowing after casting them in March, may have been taken near Shiel Bridge, with the deer crossing the River Shiel below the Five Sisters of Kintail <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>