Ponies settle into their new home

Exmoor ponies on North Berwick Law.

Exmoor ponies on North Berwick Law.

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The Exmoor ponies, which are grazing on North Berwick Law to control the vegetation, are settling into their new surroundings. Seven of the hardy endangered animals were introduced to the local landmark by East Lothian Council’s ranger service as part of an environmental project.

Thirteen ponies have also been living on historic Traprain Law near East Linton for the past 18 months.

The Exmoor ponies’ grazing helps improve the grassland condition of the hills, allowing wild flowers to flourish and encouraging wildlife. Liz Mercer from Haddington, is a volunteer who had been looking after the ponies on Traprain for the Moorland Mousie Trust, which finds good grazing sites for the Exmoor ponies.

Photo by Derek Braid.

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