VIDEO: Brue Highlanders make new home in Swiss Alps

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Three Lewis ladies feel they are on top of the world as they make a new life for themselves in the Swiss Alps!

Ella a’Ghlinne of Brue, Brighde of Tom Buidhe and Ciorstaidh of Tom Buidhe are Highland heifers sold by Brue Highlanders on Lewis to a Swiss farmer whose pastures lie more than 1,530 metres above sea level.

The sale is a first export for the Brue Highlanders fold run by Lesley and Kenny Matheson and is the first import for the Swiss farmers Jon and Erika Janett who have a large stock of Scottish Highland cattle.

Watch our video of some of the remaining Brue Highlanders enjoying some sunshine this afternoon including the youngest calf ‘Morag’.

For a full report see next week’s Stornoway Gazette and visit the Brue Higlanders website for more details.

Pictured are the three heifers disembarking from their lorry at their new home in the Alps.

Music on video is by local band Gria with Là bha’n Rìdire ag òl. For more information on the band visit