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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.

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Ceilidh tickets available

26 August 2015

Tickets now available for this autumn's ceilidh at the Royal Hotel, Oban.

Oban Show & Sale 11 & 12th October 2015

25 August 2015

Dont forget you can upload photographs of your Autumn sale animals to our facebook page. Just follow the link below.

Online registrations

25 August 2015

Time to get your registrations in? Do it online! For your login and password information please contact the office direct for full details

Highland Cattle Society Fold Competition

20 August 2015

SHOW FOLD COMPETITION Rules o Any open show where there are 2 or more exhibitors (with at least a total of 10 exhibits present) forward and a panel judge officiating will be a qualifying show. o Competitors count the results of their 5 best shows. o The first three places only in each single an...

Prettiest Calf Competition

20 August 2015

Dont forget to get your "Prettiest Calf" photographs into the society office by Friday 2nd October - winner will be announced at the Ceilidh on Sunday 11th October.

Pedigree Shows & Sales

Oban Autumn Show & Sale

Sunday 11th & Monday 12th October 2015

Oban Livestock Centre, Upper Soroba, Oban

Tel: Tel: 01631 570631

Native Breed Sale, Caledonian Marts (Stirling) (not under the auspices of HCS)

Monday 14th September 2015

Stirling Livestock Centre, Millhall, Stirling FK7 7LS please contact direct for more details and entry forms

Tel: Tel: 01786 450922