Partridge

The grey partridge is a British ground-nesting bird which inhabits grassland, arable farmland, hedgerows and field margins.

Its habitat has been under pressure from changing farming practices over the last century. Wild grey partridge have declined over time and so are actively encouraged through land management on many shoots and are the focus of concentrated conservation efforts within the shooting world. Shooting is part of that management and takes place if there is a sustainable surplus.

The red-legged partridge is now common throughout Scotland and is reared on many shoots, adding a different sporting target and quarry diversity to traditional driven shoots. A recent addition to some Scottish estates has been the rearing of partridges on heather moorland offering driven shooting on the open hill. The increase in rearing of red-legged partridge for driven shooting has also provided more opportunity for the walked-up shoot to produce a mixed bag. The red-leg is also known as the French partridge or “Frenchman”, possibly an old military reference, because of its red “trousers”. Its habitat is similar to the grey, chiefly open farmland. The red-legged partridge has proved more adaptable than the native species to modern farming practice.

Season Dates

1 September – 1 February

Providers and Agents offering this sport

There is a wide range of providers offering Partridge Shooting, below are a few of these. For a detailed listing use the search facility on the right.

County Clays

County Clays at Dunkeld House Hotel is one of the largest sporting clay pigeon ranges in Scotland and home to ...

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Hunting Scotland

Hunting Scotland is your leading source of bespoke hunting trips throughout Scotland, meaning that if you want to experience rough ...

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Gleneagles

Since opening its doors in June 1924, Gleneagles has been one of Scotland’s most iconic hotels and sporting estates. Set ...

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Auchmacoy Estate

Auchmacoy is a mixed sporting low ground estate offering mixed sport including roe deer stalking and driven, semi driven and ...

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MacIntyre & Thomson

MacIntyre & Thomson : The traditional sporting agency. Fishing - Stalking - Shooting - Hawking. We specialise in the sales ...

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Buccleuch Arms

The ideal base for your sporting holiday in the Scottish Borders. Award-winning 4 star coaching Inn near Melrose in the ...

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Scotsport

For more than 30 years Scotsport has been providing quality deer stalking and game shooting packages to Scotland. Our local ...

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Teasses Estate

Teasses is a rather excellent pheasant, duck and partridge shoot set in the rolling hills of north-east Fife. Teasses Estate ...

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International Hunting Scotland

  Welcome to International Hunting Scotland. “A long-established and reliable agency that provides a wide range of unique hunting, shooting, ...

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Glen Dye Estate

Glen Dye offers plenty of variety and some challenging shoots in stunning surroundings. Glen Dye is a wonderful, secluded and ...

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George Goldsmith Ltd

Exclusive Properties and Sporting Estates We offer an extensive portfolio of sporting estates throughout Scotland. Experience taking a sporting lodge ...

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Case Sport / Forrest Estate Experiences

Case Sport has been providing quality sport including driven and walked up bird hunting, sporting clays and simulated days in ...

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Murthly & Strathbraan Estates

Murthly & Strathbraan Estates are situated at the entrance to the Scottish Highlands. The Estate is wonderfully located by the ...

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Scone Estates

Salmon Fishing The River Tay is famous for its salmon fishing and Scone Estates offers over six miles of the ...

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Southesk Estate

Kinnaird Castle, home to the Earl and Countess of Southesk, offers shooting and fishing opportunities as well as accommodation. The ...

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian Sporting Lets has ...

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SCHLOSS Roxburghe Sporting

Sporting Experiences at SCHLOSS Roxburghe Setting off from SCHLOSS Roxburghe, our tailored itineraries around this area include guided shoots with ...

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Dougarie Estate

Dougarie is a traditional family estate on the beautiful north-west coast of the Isle of Arran. It dates back to ...

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