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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.


Jim McConachie

21 February 2017

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the sudden passing of Jim McConachie of the Culfoich Fold. Jim served on Council from 2011 until 2014, was an avid supporter of the Highland breed and a dedicated steward at our bi-annual shows and sales in Oban. Jim's funeral will take place on Sa...

North of Scotland AGM

20 February 2017

The North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club out of respect to Jim McConachie & his family have postponed their forthcoming AGM which was due to be held on Sunday 26th February 2017 at The Gordon Arms Fochabers. The AGM will now be held on Sunday 5th March at The Gordon Arms Fochabers 1.30pm with...

Results of 126th Spring Show & Sale in Oban - Feb 2017

14 February 2017

Please click for show results, pictures and a full list of sale results and averages.

Bernhard Husmann - Hof Husmann Fold

08 February 2017

It is with deep regret I have to inform you of the very sad passing of our friend and fellow breeder, Mr Bernhard Husmann who suddenly died on 10 December 2016. He was one of the most successful Highland Cattle breeders in Germany. Read more...

Herd of Highland Cattle For Sale

07 February 2017

Herd of Highland cattle for sale 38 Senior cows 3 heifers 6 heifer calves 3 breeding bulls - Jock of Whitslaid (UK560288300522) excellent pedigree and father of lots of our calves Dughall of Whitslaid (UK560288300501) excellent pedigree Hamish 1st Neonean of Muirhouse (UK561467700098) born...

Shows & Events

North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club AGM

5 March 2017

The club AGM will be held on Sunday 5 March 2017 at the Gordon Arms Fochabers, IV32 7DH, starting at 1.30pm.Carvery lunch at 12.15pm. For further details contact Veronica Thomson, Club Secretary.

Tel: 07508 830 593

Kilmaurs Show

15th April 2017

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

Tel: 01563 538 211

Beith Show

22nd April 2017

Manse Field Beith KA21 3JB Show Secretary: Janet Reid

Tel: 01294 832 424

Ochiltree Show

26th April 2017

Mill Hill, Ochil Tree KA18 2RU Show Secretary: Isobelle Montgomerie

Tel: 07967 653 934