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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.


Student Placement (April - September 2016)

02 February 2016

A french student studying for an HND in Agriculture and Farm Management, through a two year sandwich course in Montfort sur Meu agricultural college, Brittany, France, is looking for a 4 to 6 month placement inScotland (April to september 2016). Marie Aubrée discovered Highland cattle a few year...

David Fellowes - Former President (1981 to1983)

29 January 2016

It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the sad passing, on Wednesday 27th January 2016, of former President of the Highland Cattle Society from 1981 to 1983, Mr David Fellowes. David was an enthusiastic supporter of our breed and a good friend to many of our members. His funeral will...

Lorna Robertson

26 January 2016

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Lorna Robertson of the Balinoe Fold on Sunday 17th Janaury 2016.

125th Annual Spring Show & Sale - Catalogue

22 January 2016

Please find attached the catalogue for the 125th Annual Spring Show and Sale at Oban. This will take place on Sunday 14th February 2016 at 10am and the sale on Monday 15th February 2016 at 10am. Don't miss our pre-show and sale events, the AGM starts at 5pm on Saturday 13th February 2016 in The R...

125th Oban Spring Show & Sale of Highland Cattle in Oban

12 January 2016

Entries for 125th Highland Cattle Society Spring Show & Sale in Oban are as follows: 51 Bulls, 63 Females = 114 entries. 7 – Aged bulls, 8 - Senior Bulls, 23 - 2yo Bulls, 13 – yearling bulls 5 – Snr Heifers, 11 – 3yo Heifers, 16 – 2yo Heifers, 28 – yearling heifers, 3 – Cows. The catalogue ...

Shows & Events

Annual General Meeting of Highland Cattle Society

13 February 2016 at 5pm

The Royal Hotel, Oban PA34 4BE

Tel: 01786 446866

Drinks Reception and Casino Evening

13 February 2016

A drinks reception and Casino evening at The Royal Hotel, OBan PA34 4BE

Tel: Hotel - 01631 563021 Society - 01786 446866

Oban Spring Show & Sale

14th February & 15th February 2016

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

Tel: 01631 570631

Annual Spring Ceilidh

14th February 2016 (7.00pm for 7.30pm)

The annual spring ceilidh will be held at the Royal Hotel, Oban, PA34 4BE. Tickets can be purchased online at our shop or by contacting the Society Office.

Tel: Hotel - 01631 563021 Society - 01786 446866