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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.

122nd Annual Autumn Show and Sale

Entries are now open for our showcase event taking place on the 13th & 14th of October 2019 at the Oban Livestock Centre.

We look forward to welcoming another large entry of quality Highland Cattle across all the show classes along with a strong commercial offering in the unhaltered section.

To download Schedule and Entry forms click here.

Entries close 16th of August.

Please read the full schedule for terms.




Royal Highland Show   

Congratulations to Bryon McNaughton for the unprecedented achievement of winning the Royal Highland Show, Overall Highland championship with the same animal 2 years in a row.

Skye of Little Rannoch came out top again after already winning in 2018!

Another highlight was the 3rd place position for Highlands in the Beef cattle interbreed competition. Very well done to the team.

Thank you to all the exhibitors for putting on such a fine display of Highlands for the public to enjoy.

For a full list of results click Here

Also thanks once again to George Burns of GBSS Civils & Plant HIre for kindly sposoring our presence at the RHS.

Next up....Great Yorkshire Show


122nd Annual Show & Sale

27 June 2019

Schedule and Entry Forms for our 122nd Annual Autumn Show & Sale are now availble. Entries open 1st July and close 16th of August 2019. Following the success of our Spring sale we look forward to another bumper entry of quality Highland Cattle.


05 March 2019

The HCS Autumn Show & Sale in Oban is on the 13th & 14th Ocotber 2019. Entry forms are not available as yet but information updates will be on the HCS website and facebook page.

Proposed Council Meeting Dates - 2019

06 December 2018

Saturday, 9th February, 2019 Royal Hotel, Oban Oban Show & Sale & AGM Friday, 22nd March, 2019 Stirling Agricultural Centre Friday 31st May, 2019 Stirling Agricultural Centre Friday 16th August 2019 Stirling Agricultural Centre October or November date to be decided for the Show ...

The 220th Annual Westmorland County Show

22 November 2018

The 220th Annual Westmorland County Show will take place on Thursday 12th September 2019, at the County Showground in South Cumbria. Westmorland County Show includes a full range of Highland Cattle classes and is delighted to be hosting the prestigious Burke Trophies in 2019.

New Bull Registration and DNA Process

15 November 2018

Would Members please note that with effect from 1 December 2018 all DNA Hair Samples and DNA Profiling Forms should be returned to the Society office and not sent direct to AHT. Forms and accompanying instructions have been amended appropriately.

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