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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.








Argyle Lawrie

18 February 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Gyle Lawrie has died peacefully, in The Cambusavie Unit, Lawson Memorial Hospital, Golspie on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The Funeral Service will be held in Fearn Abbey on Saturday, February 22, at 11 am. Thereafter to Balintore Cemetery. All ...

Tom Thomson, Woodneuk Fold

12 February 2020

It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Tom Thomson has died suddenly but peacefully in his sleep on Monday night,10th February. Tom was President of the Society from 2016-2018. He will be much missed by all who knew him. On Friday 21st of February at 10:00am there will be a servic...


28 January 2020

Rannoch Estate [see Google] seeks cattleman for small herd, and to help with other estate duties. Experience with, and enthusiasm for cattle essential. Good accommodation. Apply with references to: and or in writing to : Rannoch Ba...

Beef 2020 Report

04 December 2015

The Beef 2020 Report has been released. Executive Summary The group’s vision of the Scottish beef supply chain is: “A confident market driven grass based cattle industry using leading edge technologies capable of delivering profitably to the home and world market high provenance, quality beef...

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