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Scottish Highland Cattle

No bovine breed in the world creates as much interest as Highland Cattle.  They are much more than a pretty picture ...

This web site is dedicated to Highland Cattle often referred to as Scottish Highland Cattle.  It features interesting historical articles as well as more recent articles, breed standards, and a photo gallery.

We welcome contributions relating to Highland Cattle.  If you have an article or photo that you think is worth sharing please get in touch via our contact page ... full credit will be given for any submission along with a web link if appropriate.


We have articles from a number of sources including Scotland and Australia.
Authors include Angus Ruadh Mackay who has written many historical pieces.


Highland cattle are an ancient breed, surviving unchanged for centuries in the highlands and islands of Scotland.
This says much of their ability to survive in adversity.


Are you interested in tracing your Highland Cattle genetics ??
Try visiting these links and you should be able to trace their pedigrees through the various Herd Books.


The Highland Cattle Society of Scotland was founded in 1884. They published a Breed Standard in the first Herd Book in 1885. Other standards have also been published.



Everyone enjoys looking at photos.
Throughout this site there are many examples of Highland Cattle from yesteryear.  The gallery brings a number of these together.


Links for other Sites that have a relevance to Highland Cattle.
This includes The Droving Days, Pure Grass Beef and other general interest websites.


This website is located in Australia. Your comments are welcome. We will attempt to respond to all emails within a reasonable time frame ... please be patient.

All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. We do not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information on our website is strictly at your own risk. and we will not be liable for any losses and damages in connection with the use of our website.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to these sites. While we strive to provide only links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites and the links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites.