Field Sports

The estate offers unique and well managed field sports set amongst 14,000 acres of rolling landscape. We offer exciting stalking of roe deer, the opportunity to shoot pheasant, partridge and duck. The game department work tirelessly to conserve the beautiful landscape and biodiversity of the estate for the benefit of our guests and the local community.

 

Pheasant and Partridge Shooting

The pheasant and partridge shooting at Glamis is an internationally renowned shoot that provides challenging birds and first class hospitality across the 14,000 acre estate and Castle. The topography at Glamis lends itself to partridge, and some interesting drives are enjoyed at the beginning of the season.

Hunters Hill on the estate is a mixed woodland of approximately 400 acres and as its name implies has been a traditional hunting ground since the 13th Century. This is the location of some of the best pheasant drives on the estate. The mature timber and topography allows the birds to be shown over the treetops and provides some spectacular sport.

A variety of driven days are available for up to 9 guns shooting between 150 and 500 birds.

As well as enjoying the excellent sport , your day will include drinks and lunch with wine in the 16th century Castle Kitchens, returning there for tea whilst the bag is counted at the end of the day.

 

Roe Stalking

The Estate has a well-managed population of roe deer and can provide exciting stalking in one of the most beautiful and prestigious locations in Scotland. The buck stalking attracts guests from all over world due to the quality of the heads and the unrivalled experience. We offer accompanied stalking with our professional stalking guides that will ensure your trip is one to remember. The majority of the stalking will be done on foot but high seats are also available. We can accommodate up to 2 rifles.

There are excellent opportunities to shoot first class bucks of medal standard.

 

Simulated Game shooting

We offer Simulated Game Shooting to parties of 8 to 16 guns. This offers a chance to sample a “Driven Game” day at a much lower cost than the “real thing”. However, no corners are cut and the day will be as exciting as any of our driven days.

You will receive great hospitality in the stunning setting of Glamis Castle. The shooting will take place in the beautiful countryside surrounding the Castle where challenging sporting targets are shown that simulate pheasant, partridge, grouse and other game.

 

ITINERARY: A full day for 8 to 16 guns will start at 9.00am at Glamis Castle where a light breakfast of bacon rolls, tea and coffee will be enjoyed in the 16th Century Chambers. A safety briefing will take place followed by “the draw”. This tells you where you will be placed in the line. There will be three drives in the morning, followed by a 3-course lunch in the 16th Century Chambers, with a further two drives in the afternoon, followed by afternoon tea.

 

SHOOT SET UP: An 8-gun team will see 3,000 targets over five drives. Additional targets will be available at an extra cost. All guns should provide their own felt-wad cartridges though cartridges will be available to purchase if required (12 and 20 bore); we would recommend 21g loads.

Tailor-made days, including half days, are available to suit your requirements. Please contact us for more information.

 

SAFETY: If there are novice or inexperienced guns they will require accompaniment by a minder who is a gun-licence holder. The Estate can provide minders at an extra cost, but please let us know in advance.

 

INSURANCE: Please ensure you have the correct insurance prior to arrival; this is available from the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC): www.basc.org.uk and Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA): www.cpsa.co.uk

 

CONTACT

 

Estates Office, Glamis, Forfar, Angus DD8 1RJ

Tel: 01307 840242

Email: admin@strathmore-estates.co.uk

 

 

Photo Safari

The estates first class gamekeepers double up as photo guides to show guests around the most beautiful and quiet parts of the estate. This gives guests the opportunity to get close to wildlife and capture some spectacular photography. A good opportunity for amateur through to professional wildlife photographers. Please get in contact if you are interested in wildlife photography.