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The Fintry Ayrshires

Scottish Cattle in the Far West

The Fintry Ayrshires: Scottish Cattle in the Far West tells the captivating history of the early Okanagan Ayrshire dairy industry launched by Captain James Cameron Dun‑Waters at his estate at Fintry. These imported and specially bred cattle made a significant contribution to British Columbia’s early dairy industry.

The main characters of the story – Fintry Honeysuckle, Alloway Miss Crummie, Lucky Girl and Captain Dun‑Waters personalize early dairy operations in local context. These cows and one visionary man played a key role in B.C.’s dairy history.

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