A Highland cow from Fife has been unveiled as the face of this year’s Royal Highland Show.
A painting of the cow – Skye of Little Rannoch – was created by Scottish artist Wil Freeborn as part of efforts to promote the show, now in its 179th year.
Skye, which hails from Cocklaw Mains Farm, near Kelty in Fife, was the Highland breed champion at last year’s show.
A series of paintings and drawings of Skye will appear on billboards, buses, trams and other advertising platforms across the country, as part of efforts to promote the four-day show.
Alan Laidlaw, chief executive of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), which organises the show, said: “The Royal Highland Show is an unrivalled showcase of the best that the Scottish countryside has to offer, from artisanal food and drink to the very latest in agricultural technology – it has it all.
“I am eagerly awaiting the 2019 show, not least because this year our ‘face’ of the show is Skye, a magnificent example of one of Scotland’s much-loved breeds.”
The show takes place at Ingliston from June 20-23.