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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.

121st Autumn Show & Sale

Our next Premier Show & Sale will be hosted by United Auctions at Oban Livestock Centre on the 7th & 8th of October. 

The show will start 9.30am on the Sunday Judged by Mr David Souter, followed by a celidh dinner & dance at the Royal Hotel on Sunday evening for the prize giving.

UA Auctioneer Raymond Kennedy will open the Pedigree sale on Monday at 10am which will be followed by a new commercial section of unhaltered non-pedigree Highlanders.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Oban again this year.



23 September 2018

Would members please note that Pedigree Plus is currently not available, I am in touch with Neil on this matter.


12 September 2018

The New Commercial Highland Cattle Sale: Oban Mart United Auctions is supporting the Highland Cattle Society in over seeing a new section to take place alongside the annual autumn. Show on Sunday 7th and Sale Monday 8th October. The Monday sale is now open to unhaltered/unregistered, horned ...

Dinner & Ceilidh, 7th October 2018 in the Royal Hotel, Oban

12 September 2018

Tickets are now available for the Dinner & Ceilidh on Sunday 7th October 2018 in the Royal Hotel, Oban. Dress smart casual. Tickets are £25.00 for adults and £15.00 for children up to and including the age of 14. Payment by credit/debit card or BACS. Payment should be made prior to the dinner. ...


11 September 2018

IT'S COMPETITION TIME! SMALL & LARGE 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 HCS Panel Judge officiating will be a qualifying show. o As the Competition is self administered, therefore the competit...

Canadian Student looking for Work Experience

09 September 2018

CAN ANY OF OUR MEMBERS HELP THIS YOUNG LADY? IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP PLEASE GET BACK TO: First of all, let me introduce myself; My name is Kelly-Ann Savoie, I am currently a student in Animal production in a school here in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada. We have 3 ...

Shows & Events

121st Annual Autumn Show

7th and 8th October 2018

Highland Cattle Society 121st Autumn Show and Sale, Oban, Sunday 7th and Monday 8th October 2018

Tel: United Auctions


24 September 2018

Please note that Pedirgee PLus is currently not available

Tel: 01786 466866