To join the Highland Cattle Society please complete the Membership Application Form.

New members who already own pedigree cattle are asked to register their fold name (herd prefix) when joining so that their cattle can be registered on our database. Breeders select their own fold names which are reserved exclusively provided a name is not already taken.

New members who do not intend to breed pedigree cattle, should pay the subscription and joining fee. The subscription fees are as follows:

Application Form

Please complete our online Membership Application Form.



You can Pay Online and we also take payment by Credit Card/Cheque/BACS/Cash

Direct transfer in Sterling:

Iban: GB17BARC20339640972681
Sort code: 20-33-96
Account no: 40972681
Swift Bic: BARCGB22

Please quote the invoice number and/or 3 letter code.

Payments from overseas

The Society cannot accept responsibility for charges levied by banks for payments from outside the UK. The full amount stated on the invoice must be received. If you do decide to join, payments from overseas can be made by one of the following means:

  1. By a bank draft in pounds Sterling drawn on a British bank.
  2. Direct payment to the Society's account.
  3. Credit card payment

Please ensure the full amount on the invoice is paid to the society and quote invoice number and 3 letter code.

Please note that Eurocheques are not negotiable in the UK.


Subscription (01/09/2016 until 31/08/2017) Ex VAT Inc VAT
Life (VAT at 5.7%) £1566.70 £1656.00
Annual (VAT at 5.7%) £87.04 £92.00
Associate (VAT at 5.7%) - Associate members are not eligible to register cattle in the Herd Book £30.27 £32.00
Joining Fee   (VAT at 20%) £20.83 £25.00
 Fold Name Registration Fee (VAT at 20%) £20.83 £25.00

Value Added Tax (VAT)

All members of the Society resident in the European Union must be charged VAT on goods and services supplied to them UNLESS they are registered for VAT. If this is so and it is applicable to your Highland cattle enterprise you must advise us of your VAT Registration Number when you join, otherwise you will be charged VAT on all Society invoices.

If you later register for VAT please advise us of your VAT number immediately.

Members cannot reclaim VAT on Invoices Issued by our Society before notification of their VAT number

Local Breeders' Clubs

The Society encourages the formation of local clubs to enable breeders to meet in their own locality. The clubs hold meetings throughout the year which include talks and demonstrations so newer members can have the chance to benefit from the knowledge of experienced breeders.

Contact Details for Breeders Clubs