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TITLE
Map of Drove Roads of Scotland
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HALDANE_DROVE_ROADS
PLACENAME
Scotland
CREATOR
A.R.B. Haldane
SOURCE
Highland Livestock Heritage Society
ASSET ID
316
KEYWORDS
livestock
animal husbandry
markets
droving

This map shows droving roads all over Scotland, it is not comprehensive but does show all the major routes.

Drove roads were special routes along which cattle could be moved "on the hoof" (i.e. on foot). The majority of these routes enabled livestock to be brought from the Highlands and Islands to the Lowlands and England although there were drove roads in the Borders area too. Once the animals had arrived at the market town they were fattened and sold for slaughter.

The last cattle were transported in this way early in the 20th century, though long before this railways and steam ships had offered a quicker alternative.

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Map of Drove Roads of Scotland

livestock; animal husbandry; markets; droving

Highland Livestock Heritage Society

This map shows droving roads all over Scotland, it is not comprehensive but does show all the major routes. <br /> <br /> Drove roads were special routes along which cattle could be moved "on the hoof" (i.e. on foot). The majority of these routes enabled livestock to be brought from the Highlands and Islands to the Lowlands and England although there were drove roads in the Borders area too. Once the animals had arrived at the market town they were fattened and sold for slaughter. <br /> <br /> The last cattle were transported in this way early in the 20th century, though long before this railways and steam ships had offered a quicker alternative.