Macnab Challenge

The Macnab Challenge is based on the 1925 novel ‘John Macnab’ by John Buchan.  In that story three friends, feeling bored, decide to issue a challenge to three Highland estates – that under the collective name of John Macnab they will, within 48 hours, remove a salmon or stag undetected, and return them to the respective houses.

The modern day Macnab Challenge is to bag a salmon, a brace of grouse and a stag (with the estate owner’s permission this time!) between dawn and dusk on one day – a real test of sporting skill.

If this is something that appeals to the ‘John Macnab’ in you, the Estates below can offer the opportunity to have a go.


Country Sport Scotland
Country Sport Scotland

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