Turra Coo Monument

Located at the entrance to Lendrum Farm, 4 miles (6.5 km) southeast of Turriff in Aberdeenshire, the Turra Coo Monument celebrates a famous incident in 1913 whereby a cow was taken from the farm, then owned by Robert Paterson, by Sheriff's Officers when he refused to co-operate with Lloyd George's National Insurance Act. He was at the centre of a popular protest which claimed the compulsory contributions towards a scheme which provided unemployment and medical benefits were too high, because it was a service that farmers and farm labourer would rarely use. The seizure of the cow by the authorities and its subsequent auctioning in Turriff brought a riot in the town. The cow was eventually bought by Paterson's supporters and returned to the farm, where it died six years later.

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