Meet Skye - The face of RHS 2019

This year’s advertising creative is a series of stunning artist impressions of show scenes and one of Scotland’s most iconic native breeds, the Highland.

We caught up with the artist’s muse, Skye of Little Rannoch, last year’s Highland Champion and her proud owner Donald MacNaughton at their farm in Fife

Tell me about your farm?

Cocklaw Mains Farm is a rented farm near Kelty where I rear my herd of Highland Cattle. I have two sons – Brian and Malcolm – who also farm and share my love of the breed.

Where did your love for Highlanders come from?

My mother bred Highlanders so I grew up with them and they are very much in my heart. I trained and worked as a pipe layer but have always kept my own herd of Highlanders ever since the tender age of twenty four.

Tell us about the breed?

Each and every Highlander is different with their own characteristics. They are big softies really and love attention.

What makes Skye special?

Her mother was special and so was her grandmother before her – both were multi award-winners so I wasn’t surprised when Skye scooped the Champion at the Royal Highland Show last year. I was nevertheless very proud to come home with the rosette … who knows she might win again this year.