Red Grouse

The red grouse is a wild, ground-nesting bird of the heather moorlands, unique to the UK.

It is mainly found in Scotland and Northern England. Fast-flying, it can move at up to 70 mph, highly valued as a very testing target and young birds in particular being considered a table delicacy. Red grouse can be shot driven or walked up, generally parties of 8-10 guns on a driven day and 4-8 guns walked up. Clutches are typically around 4-8 young and, with their parents, start to group together as they mature into “coveys”. By the end of the season large ‘packs’ of grouse can be seen. Although the smaller, early-season coveys provide larger bags, typically 80 brace (160 birds) driven, 15 brace (30 birds) walked up, a ‘pack’ of upwards of 100 birds against a snowy backdrop is one of Scotland’s most spectacular autumn sights.

Season Dates

12 August – 10 December 

Providers and Agents offering this sport

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

Atholl Estates

Set in the spectacular landscape of Highland Perthshire, Atholl offers flexible sporting packages to suit your party. Our reputation rests ...

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Diana Hunting Tours

Diana Hunting Tours/Limpopo Travel is the biggest hunting agency in Europe with more than 45 years' experience in arranging quality ...

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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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MacIntyre & Thomson

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

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Strathspey Estate

Situated within the Cairngorm National Park in the Highlands of Scotland, some 30 miles south of Inverness, the Strathspey Estate ...

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Dalhousie Estates

Owned for generations by the Earls of Dalhousie, Invermark offers grouse shooting, deer stalking, and river and loch fishing. Visiting ...

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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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Edinglassie

Edinglassie is a mixed sporting estate offering walked up grouse and pheasant shooting as well as excellent roe stalking and ...

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Glenmuick Estate

Glenmuick Estate is a traditional sporting estate situated in the heart of Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park. It ...

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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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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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JAHAMA Highland Estates

JAHAMA Highland Estates invites hunting guests who seek a deep connection with the natural world.  We offer an extraordinary, immersive ...

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Rannoch Estate

The estate lies in one of the most beautiful, secluded but easily accessible parts of the Highlands. Situated around the ...

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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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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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Sybarite Sporting

Sybarite Sporting organises classic hunting itineraries and shooting trips in the UK, Europe, and Africa. With our partners, we create ...

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Craiganour Estate

Craiganour is a traditional sporting and agricultural estate located north of Loch Rannoch in Highland Perthshire. Extending to approximately 21,000 ...

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Rhidorroch Estate

Rhidorroch Estate extends to around 10,000 acres and offers wonderful mixed sporting opportunities including salmon fishing, wild brown trout fishing, ...

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Remony Estate

A small highland estate on the South shore of Loch Tay, offering a limited amount of driven pheasant shooting, stag ...

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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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Ballogie Estate

Ballogie Estate Enterprises is a family run land management business established in 1850 covering 6,000 acres on Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The ...

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Glen Tanar

Situated in a beautiful glen at the heart of Royal Deeside and within the spectacular Cairngorms National Park, Glen Tanar ...

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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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