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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.


Changes to the Official Highland Cattle Society Sales

16 June 2016

The Council of the Highland Cattle Society met on 2 June 2016. In that meeting a number of changes were made regarding the Official Highland Cattle Society sales. Our next newsletter is not due until September 2016 so in order to give you timely information I have outlined these changes in the attac...

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...

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 ...

Beef 2020 Report

04 December 2015

The Beef 2020 Report has been released. Executive Summary The group’s vision of the Scottish beef supply chain is: “A confident market driven grass based cattle industry using leading edge technologies capable of delivering profitably to the home and world market high provenance, quality beef...

Shows & Events

MSHCC Club Show

10th July 2016

To be held at Ashby Show, Several Woods Farm, Health Lane, Swadlincote, DE11 7AZ

Tel: 01989 750233 Liz Gwynn (MSHCC Secretary)

Royal Welsh Trip organised by North of Scotland Club

17 July - 20 July 2016

A trip has been organised by the North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club to the Royal Welsh Show. If you are interested please contact Veronica Thomson.


ESHCC Treasure Hunt

24th July 2016

This years treasure hunt will be hosted by John and Jenne Singer, Kintore Castle Fold

Tel: 01561 320 717

Sale of Breeding & Store Cattle

29th July 2016

Dalmally Auction Mart, Dalmally, Argyll, PA33 1AE

Tel: 01838 200267