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TARTAN TREWES; Check out paint job on sheep.

Byline: By Alexander Lawrie

FARMER Grant Bell has come up with a colourful celebration for Tartan Week - decorating his sheep.

Grant, who runs the East Links Family Park tourist attraction in East Lothian, will put his ewes on parade in plaid.

As people around the world celebrate all things Scottish, a piper will lead the tartan flock around the farm.

Grant said: "The sheep are a great attraction for the public and are the talking point of the area.

"I've been telling all the kids I've managed to get a few of these rare sheep sent down from the Highlands.

"Tartan wool is prized by kiltmakers and the whereabouts of the Highland glens where the Clan McHaver have bred tartan sheep for centuries is a secret."

The piper will lead the flock around the farm, near Dunbar, at 11am every day from April 6 to April 13.
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Date:Mar 27, 2009
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