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Highland Ponies at Culloden Battlefield

by Unknown - 19:54 on 18 December 2013

highland ponies to fight scrub at culloden battlefieldHighland ponies have been introduced to Culloden Battlefield in the hope that their grazing keeps down scrub that threatens to overwhelm the site.

National Trust for Scotland (NTS) said the moorland battlefield would become woodland without the aid of the five animals.

The ponies - Fraoch, Ghillie Bhuidhe, Findhorn Paulo, Gordina and Grian - are from Newtonmore Pony Centre.

Government forces defeated a Jacobite army at Culloden on 16 April 1745.

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