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President Tom Nelson welcomes a group of young French chefs – part of the Budding Chef programme to Glengorm © Albie Clark

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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.


Pure Highland Beef @ MacSorley's Music and Good Food Bar, Glasgow

23 November 2015

MacSorley's Music and Good Food Bar, Glasgow, bought Highland Beef from Brue Highlanders, Isle of Lewis and they now have it on their menu! MacSorley's Head Chef Dave Edwards said ‘We received the Highland Beef on Tuesday. I roasted the first joint yesterday and it's truly delicious!’

Summer Student Placement

20 November 2015

A student from Austria is looking for a 2 month Summer Placement within a Highland Cattle Fold as part of his agricultural studies. For further details contact Sian 01786 446866

Ceilidh tickets available

17 November 2015

Tickets now available for the Annual Spring Show & Sale Ceilidh at the Royal Hotel, Oban on 14th February 2016.

Oban Annual Spring Show & Sale - 14th & 15th February 2016

17 November 2015

The schedule, entry forms and health declaration for the above sale are now available to download. Please note the NBA conditions of sale and breeding warranties have been updated. Dont forget you can upload photographs of your sale animals to our facebook page.

Stars of the Future Show - 14 November 2015

14 November 2015

A fantastic show of Highland Cattle were forward at The Stars of the Future Show on Saturday 14 November 2015.

Shows & Events

Multi Breed Hog Roast & Ceilidh

12th December 2015 (7.30pm - 1.00am)

48 John St, Forfar DD8 3EZ

Tel: 01828 633709 / 07719 442542


10th January 2016 (10.00am for 10.30pm)

Ullesthorpe Golf & Country Club, Leicestershire. LE17 5BZ

Tel: 01455 209023


16th January 2016

Fenwick Hotel, Kilmarnock, KA3 6AU

Tel: Duncan Watt 07909 761122


17th January 2016 at 2pm

Red House Hotel, Coupar Angus, PH13 9AL

Tel: 01828 628500