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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.


Results of 126th Spring Show & Sale in Oban - Feb 2017

14 February 2017

Please click for show results, pictures and a full list of sale results and averages.

Bernhard Husmann - Hof Husmann Fold

08 February 2017

It is with deep regret I have to inform you of the very sad passing of our friend and fellow breeder, Mr Bernhard Husmann who suddenly died on 10 December 2016. He was one of the most successful Highland Cattle breeders in Germany. Read more...

Herd of Highland Cattle For Sale

07 February 2017

Herd of Highland cattle for sale 38 Senior cows 3 heifers 6 heifer calves 3 breeding bulls - Jock of Whitslaid (UK560288300522) excellent pedigree and father of lots of our calves Dughall of Whitslaid (UK560288300501) excellent pedigree Hamish 1st Neonean of Muirhouse (UK561467700098) born...

Gift from The Patron's Fund

02 February 2017

The Highland Cattle Society is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Around £750,000 was available ...

North of Scotland Highland Cattle Club Winter Newsletter

11 January 2017

News and updates from the North of Scotland club, along with important dates for the year ahead.

Shows & Events

Catrine Show

6th May 2017

Holmfield, Kingencleugh, Mauchline Show Secretary: Jennifer Wallace

Tel: 07896 052 093

Kilmaurs Show

15th April 2017

Scott Ellis Playing Fields Kilmarnock KA1 3BJ Show Secretary: Lorna Montgomerie

Tel: 01563 538 211

Ochiltree Show

26th April 2017

Mill Hill, Ochil Tree KA18 2RU Show Secretary: Isobelle Montgomerie

Tel: 07967 653 934

Dundonald Show

29th April 2017

Dundonald Camp Track, Irvine KA7 2EG Show Secretary: Margaret Crawford

Tel: 01292 266 768