Cows run amok through streets of West Lothian town


A HERD of on-the-run cows joined commuters on their trip to work on Monday morning.

At least seven cows escaped in Mid Calder, West Lothian, and were filmed by startled locals running along a street in the town – pursued by a police van.

Adam Kelly, a local resident, caught a short video of the mayhem, and posted it online with the caption: “Couldn’t have asked for a better commute to work this morning.”

The clip features a herd of seven cows in flight down the pavement of a street, followed by a Police Scotland van and a flustered looking farmer bringing up the rear.

The video has since been viewed over 296,000 times.

The incident comes hot on the heels of a number of other Scottish cow-related escapades.

On June 3 two Shetland residents were injured after an escaped bullock ran riot through the town of Lerwick.

And last summer, dismayed One Direction fans found that an escaped cow on the M8 caused tailbacks and delays for those planning to attend a gig in Murrayfield.

Police Scotland have declined to comment, although it is understood that they attended the incident for around an hour.

It has also been reported that the escape was caused by the vandalisation of a farmer’s fence.