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The Highland Cattle Society

Highland cattle, with their long horns and flowing coats, have spread from the west of Scotland and are instantly recognisable throughout the world. Written records go back to the 18th century and the Highland Cattle Herd Book, first published in 1885, lists pedigrees since that time.

In the British Isles folds are found from the furthest south to the extreme north on many different types of ground varying from the slopes of the Sussex Downs and the fenlands of East Anglia, to the windswept machars of the Outer Hebrides.

New folds, as herds of Highlanders are known, are founded every year both at home and abroad and in recent years Highland Cattle societies have been started in Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Holland, Finland, France, Switzerland and Norway. There are Highlanders in Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia, USA, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Faroe Islands.


Front Cover of Journal Photograph Competition

25 May 2016

Congratulations to all of our members who submitted fantastic photographs for the ‘Front of the Journal’ photograph competition. The 32 entries were exceptional and they presented the judging panel with an extremely difficult challenge. All the members who submitted a photograph have agreed for th...

Royal Welsh Show - Interbreed Young Handlers Competition

06 May 2016

The Society is looking for two entries for the Interbreed Young Handlers Compeition at the Royal Welsh Show. Please submit your name, address and age to the office by 27 May 2016.Please see the details attached.

Fans / Electrical Equipment – Royal Highland Show 2016

05 May 2016

The Royal Highland Show due to Health & Safety reasons will no longer permit the use of floor fans. Therefore if you wish to use additional fans they should be securely mounted and fitted to the dividing barriers of the stalls. Exhibitors are reminded that fans and all electrical equipment must be P...

Easy Fundraising for the Highland Cattle Society

24 March 2016

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Highland Cattle Society? There are nearly 3,000 retailers on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, the trainline and Sainsbu...

Highland Gold

29 February 2016

This fantastic new beer was launched at the Royal Highland Show between 19th & 21st June 2014! You can either order a box of 12 or 20 bottles of Highland Gold or choose a selection of this and other Cairngorm Brewery Beers from their online shop. A ruby red ale with a blend of European and American ...

Shows & Events


29th May 2016

The club show will be held at Forfar Mart (Lawrie & Symington)

Tel: 01307 462 651

Northumberland County Show 2016

30th May 2016

Northumberland County Show Monday 30th May 2016 Bywell, Nr. Stocksfield For more information and to download a schedule and entry form go to

Tel: 01434 604216

Sale of Breeding & Grazing Cattle

4th June 2016

Dalmally Auction Mart, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AE

Tel: 01838 200267

NSHCC Club Show

5th June 2016

Leys Castle, Inverness

Tel: 01771 613560 Veronica Thomson