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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.

 redleg partridge

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.

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. We offer a huge variety of hunting, from driven grouse shooting to ferreting rabbits. We ...

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Ossian Sporting Lets

The very best sporting opportunities - accommodation, salmon fishing, red deer stalking, grouse shooting, woodcock etc. Ossian, part of the ...

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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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MacIntyre & Thomson

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

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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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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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North Chesthill Estate

North Chesthill Estate, Glen Lyon, Perthshire provides high quality, stimulating and challenging deer stalking for both red stags and hinds. ...

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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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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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Bandirran Estate

Bandirran Estate has quality shooting in Perthshire. Set in the Sidlaw Hills between Perth and Dundee, great drives have been ...

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Mansfield Estate

The River Tay is famous for its salmon fishing and Mansfield Estate offers over six miles of the lower Tay ...

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East Haugh House Hotel

Built originally as part of the Atholl Estate some 350 years ago, East Haugh House is a beautiful, turreted stone ...

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Tay House Sporting Lodge, Dunkeld

Beautifully renovated Georgian townhouse, now Perthshire's newest exclusive use sporting lodge, providing guests with comfort, privacy and convenience. After a ...

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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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Cassillis & Culzean Estates, Ayrshire, Scotland

Located on the stunning Ayrshire coast, overlooking Arran, Ailsa Craig, Kintyre and, on a clear day, the North Antrim coast. ...

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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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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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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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Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

The Dryburgh Abbey Hotel is owned and run by the Wallace family who have been involved in providing sporting holidays ...

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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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Scottish Borders Sporting

At Scottish Borders Sporting, we create complete packages for our clients, including all types of accommodation in the beautiful Scottish ...

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Newark Castle Shoot

Newark Castle shoot provides both pheasant and partridge mixed shoots. We are happy to provide driven days which would encompass ...

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Roxtons

The UK’s premier provider of worldwide shooting and fishing, Roxtons has been providing first class sporting opportunities for corporate groups, ...

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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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