Welcome to 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. See map link

Database Search

Use our excellent Database programme to search for members' addresses, cattle pedigrees and useful information about individual animals. The programme allows you to trace animal pedigrees to its origins. Also on this page is a full list of animal registration fees.


Latest News

Chelford Show & Sale 2014

Catalogue includes reduction Sale of Walton Fold

Placement Wanted

French Student

Southern Muster 2014


Virtual Report 2013

Southern Muster 2014

4th International Highland Gathering

Voluntary Bull Assessment

Cast Cows & Steers

Hendrie Bros - Ayrshire

Highland Cattle Society DVD

Now available to buy


Journal 2013

Journal 2012

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