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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.


Scottish Beef Event 2017

11 November 2017

The Scottish Beef Event 2017 will take place at The Fans, Earlston, Berwickshire with kind permission of the Stewart Family. Please click the link for further details.

Balnabroich Charity Show and Open Day in Aid of PATCH

08 September 2017

Balnabroich will host a Charity Show and Open Day in aid of Patch The first charity specifically to support 24/7 specialist palliative care for patients in hospital. For further details please click on the attached.

Catalogue - 126th Spring Show & Sale, Oban - 12th & 13th Feb 2017

16 January 2017

Please click here to access the electronic reader version and the printable version.

North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club Winter Newsletter

11 January 2017

News and updates from the North of Scotland club, along with important dates for the year ahead.

Spring Show Oban - Timetable of Events

10 January 2017

Please see the attached timetable.

Shows & Events

126th Annual Spring Show & Sale of Highland Cattle at Oban

12th February & 13th February 2017

Oban Livestock Centre, Upper Soroba, Oban. PA34 4SD

Tel: 01631 570631

North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club AGM


The club AGM will be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 at the Gordon Arms Fochabers, IV32 7DH, starting at 1.30pm. For further details contact Veronica Thomson, Club Secretary.

Tel: 07508 830 593

Kilmaurs Show

17th January 2017

Scott Ellis Playing Fields Kilmarnock KA1 3BJ Show Secretary: Lorna Montgomerie

Tel: 01563 538 211

Beith Show

17th January 2017

Manse Field Beith KA21 3JB Show Secretary: Janet Reid

Tel: 01294 832 424