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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.

2016 Winter Newsletter

07 December 2016

The 2016 winter edition of the Highland Cattle Society newsletter will be posted to each member in the next week or so. In the meantime here is the electronic version.

Highland takes Reserve Junior Native Interbreed Title at Stars of the Future

12 November 2016

Donald MacNaugton took the Reserve Junior Interbreed title at the Stars of the Future on Saturday 12 November 2016. Rhibinn Geal of Rannoch born on 24 Feb 2016 by Reich of Rannoch and out of Rachel Buidhe of Ceannacroic sealed the day after previously winning the Junior Female Champion and Overall J...

National Fold Competition - Regional Results

22 September 2016

The Clubs have done an incredible job organising the local rounds of the National Fold Competition. The judges selected by the clubs have cast keen eyes over many folds across the country and the regional results have been submitted to the Society. Judges: • Midlands & Southern – Mr Archie McArt...

Changes to Society Sales Regulations

14 September 2016

The Council met on Sunday 4th September 2016 specifically to review the proposed changes to the Society Sales based on feedback from Highland Cattle Society members. Please see the attached document for the latest information.

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