In pictures: Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie v the animals

Willie Rennie has had some trouble with animals during election campaigns
Willie Rennie has had some trouble with animals during election campaigns

THEY say never work with animals.

But Scottish Liberal Democrats leader Willie Rennie clearly disregards this advice when out on the campaign trail.

A trawl through images of the North East Fife MSP shows some hilarious encounters he’s had with the members of the animal kingdom.

Here’s a look at some of the best…


Looking sheepish

Today Rennie was out on a farm in Kelty, Fife, and struggled to control a ram.

(Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)
(Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Thankfully he saw the funny side!

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie is shown rams during a visit to Mill House farm in Kelty, Fife, as he campaigned in the Scottish local elections. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 21, 2017. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
(Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

 

There were also some smaller sheep around that proved a little more calm.

 

Amorous pigs

On a visit to Gorgie City Farm last year, Rennie’s interview with BBC News was somewhat upstaged by a pair of pigs in the background…

 

 

Rennie took to Twitter after the broadcast, and also told the BBC: “We like to organise our visits, to send a message in pictorial terms, exactly what we’re asking for. And I think this does it very well today. I don’t quite know how, but it does.”

Woof-less

In another BBC news report, he was punched in the face by a dog.

(BBC)
(BBC)

 

And even when he’s got them on a lead, dogs still try to cause him trouble.

These canines, however, seemed a bit more loving.

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(Kris Miller / DC Thomson)
(Kris Miller / DC Thomson)

 

Eagle-eyed

Rennie struggled to master a giant eagle on a visit to a falconry centre in the run up to the 2016 Scottish Election.

Crabtivating

In this picture, his attention is fully on some freshly caught crabs in Pittenweem.

(DC Thomson)
(DC Thomson)

Deer oh deer

Sadly, none of the deer in this photo were happy to pose with the Lib Dem leader.

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As a bonus, here is Rennie taking on a volcano at a children’s soft play area.

Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie on a slide at Jungle Adventure in Edinburgh (Danny Lawson/PA Wire)
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie on a slide at Jungle Adventure in Edinburgh (Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

 

 

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