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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.




Great Yorkshire Show   

Congratulations to Dexter Logan for winning the Overall Highland championship at the Great Yorkshire Show with Ban-I-Arla Morag 9th of Blairlogan.

Reserve went to first time exhibitors The Nicholsons from Cannonhall Farm with Fern 2nd of Mottistone.

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

Thank you very much to Galbraith kindly sponsoring our presence at the show

Next up....the Royal Welsh



13 August 2019

Are looking forward to what will be a fantastic day trip at Balnabroich Farm, by kind permission of Lady Sally Nairn on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Balnabroich Farm, Blairgowrie. PH10 7NW. Anyone who wishes to attend, please contact Amy Reid on Tel: 07872 071916.


07 August 2019

The North of Scotland HCC are holding an Information & Training Day on Saturday, 31st August, 2019 at Culfoich Farm, Grantown on Spey by courtesay of the McConachie Farmily. If you wish to attend, please contact Veronica Thomson on 07508 830593 or email


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.

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