Scott & Shackleton:




We are Pygmy goats originally from the Cameroon Valley in Africa. We love to frolick and climb things and are very friendly.

We eat greens and special grains and like to be cosy when it is cold.

We have been named after the famous explorers, Scott who led an expedition to the North Pole and Shackleton who led his expedition towards the South Pole.

Glad we didn’t have to go with them!

Kune Kune Pigs:





Hello, my name is Lulu and this is my new friend Charlie, we quite like to peer at visitors and guess what they are thinking. We are grazing pigs and have to stick to a healthy diet of grass, fruit, vegetables and specially yummy pellets. Our ancestors are from New Zealand and our name means ‘fat and round’ in Maori. We have a little tassel under our chin called ‘piri piri’.

Like you we have to look after our health and are not allowed unhealthy snacks during the day (this includes food scraps from the table or your unwanted sandwich which could cause us to become unwell), we should live until the grand old age of 30 years, 28 still to go!

Thank you for not feeding us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Comments CherryPie on Mar 19th 2014

10 Responses to “Traquair – Residents”

  1. james higham says:

    Scott and Shackleton associated with Africa?

  2. Steve Hayes says:

    I thought both Scott and Shackleton led expeditions to the south pole. I did see a picture on Facebook (I think), of a tree full of those goats, like a flock of birds.

    • CherryPie says:

      I think they both went to the South Pole too.

      Some friends of mine one had a goat calendar. A different goat photograph for every month of the year…

  3. rusty duck says:

    The keeper has a sense of humour!

  4. What delightful piggies, they look more like small wild boars, obviously well nourished and well looked after.
    The goats were cute too, I wonder why goats like to climb?
    When we have travelled around Turkey we were amazed how they teetered on vast cliff edges, and even more amazing was the old lady Goatherd who used to scramble up the cliffs with her dog, to round them up.
    My sister used to keep goats when she lived in Devon….interesting creatures..

    • CherryPie says:

      Your trip to Turkey sounds like a fun visit. Goats are rather strange creatures and I am reminded of your recent post about that curious sheep ;-)

  5. P.S. Now that I’m writing again Cherie would you mind awfully removing Trubes from the resting list to wherever you think I should be, not the bin, I hope/

    Best wishes,