luxurious hunting trip to Scotland – Abbotsford House

Luxurious hunting trip to Scotland – Abbotsford House

River & Green are currently offering our clients the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious hunting trip to Scotland that is steeped in history and tradition.

Guests will have the opportunity to stay in the Hope Scott Wing of the world famous Abbotsford House, the home of Sir Walter Scott and to shoot pheasant and partridge (dependent on dates) over one of the finest shooting estates in southern Scotland.

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Scottish Malt Whisky and Traditional Scottish Fieldsports

Malt Whisky and Shooting in Scotland

Scottish Malt Whisky and Traditional Scottish Fieldsports;The Perfect Blend

We are delighted to formally announce a new and exciting collaboration between River & Green and Black Stag Trading; Scotland’s leading purveyors of casks of single malt whisky.

Black Stag, headquartered in Edinburgh, offer the opportunity for people from around the world to connect with their Scottish heritage through their innovative cask whisky membership scheme. In essence, purchasers can select from a reserved list of luxury malt whiskies which can then be held in cask in a bonded warehouse and allowed to mature over time; in taste as well as value!

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Both companies recognize that Scotland is not just a place of lochs, glens and mountains. To many, Scotland is a destination of ancestral connection and immense personal significance. For many, there is a longing to reconnect with their Scottish heritage. It is in this respect where the ethos of both River & Green and Black Stag Trading are so perfectly aligned.

Furthermore, when something is so special, we recognise that we have a responsibility to provide services which are both uniquely personalised and of the highest quality standards. Together, we are able to offer our clients an incomparable and lasting, truly Scottish experience. Hunting, shooting, fishing and golf trips, combined with investment in rare, luxury malt whisky, provides experiences and tangible assets which will mellow and enrich in both the memory and the cask for many years or decades into the future.

We invite you to visit Black Stag’s website at;

The Black Stag membership scheme comes with many complimentary features including

– Days of stag stalking, golf on classic Links courses or salmon fishing

– Discounts on River & Green holidays

– Newsletters

– Distillery tours

– Overnight accommodation at one of Edinburgh’s luxury hotels

– Authentic conferring of Scottish titles

– Annual Dinner, for you and a guest with the chance for you to personally taste the maturing malt from your very own cask.

– Invitations to exclusive events at the Coleburn distillery on Speyside

– Rare whisky tasting

– Free attendance to Black Stag Trading’s whisky investment seminars around the world

– Access to the Malt Whisky Society

– Investment Reports

– Official Black Stag certificate and embossed membership cards

River & Green designs and delivers premium quality sporting breaks and holidays in Scotland for discerning sportsmen and sportswomen from around the world. All of our itineraries are completely bespoke; designed to meet and exceed the individual requirements of each client.

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Stalking and Shooting in Scotland 2014

Stalking and Shooting in Scotland 2014

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As August swiftly rolls into September the red deer stag stalking season in Scotland is now well and truly in full swing. For those of you who haven’t managed to get out onto the hill so far this year or are perhaps thinking of planning a trip next year we thought we’d share this lovely photo from our recent client’s day stalking red deer stags on the isle of Skye.

The clients shown in the picture above also had a glorious day’s grouse shooting on the 12th August (pun absolutely intended) despite the wind meaning the grouse were flying at quite a considerable rate of knotts!

If the picture above is inspiring you to take a break in Scotland in the next couple of months then we have an excellent choice of sport on offer. There is still some (very limited) availability for red deer stags as well as a good number of walked up grouse days to be had.

As September approaches our thoughts are beginning to turn to the prospect of the beginning of Scotland’s pheasant season 2014 (only 1 month and 2 days to go!). We have a selection of walked up and driven pheasant shooting days on offer  from the 01st of October including availability for full lines of up to 8 guns as well as partridge, pigeon and mixed bag days walked up days available from the 01st September onwards.

If you are interested in a shooting, stalking, fishing or mixed sporting holiday in Scotland then don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more.

Red deer stag stalking, Hunting with hawks and sea fishing

Red stag stalking, Hunting with hawks and sea fishing


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Following on from the lovely roe buck photo last week here are a few more photos from our client’s recent trip to Scotland which included red deer stag stalking, grouse shooting on the 12th, hunting with hawks, sea fishing and roe buck stalking.

After a few days in the Scottish borders our clients headed up to Perthshire where they spent the afternoon with highly experienced falconer Stuart Milne. As can be seen from the photograph on the right, the Scottish weather was putting in quite a show with the wind and rain but despite this it was an excellent afternoon’s hunting.

After Pertshire the next stop was the Isle of Skye for an evening sea fishing on Friday 15th August with some excellent catches including the beautiful pollock (top left) caught by one of the ladies of the party. With our clients not being the type to let the pace slacken, Saturday morning was a relatively early start with the stalker from Eilean Iarmain Estate arriving at a bracing 08:30 am (although compared to Monday’s 05:15 start for the roe buck stalking 08:30 could be seen as a lie-in!)

The stalk was lead by expert stalker Scott Mackenzie which after a day of some challenging walking and stunning scenery resulted in the youngest client of the group getting his first red deer stag (pictured above).

We’d like to thank our clients for very kindly giving us permission to use their wonderful holiday snaps which serve to illustrate exactly the sort of uniquely Scottish hunting and fishing experience  that River & Green specialize in creating and delivering.

If you are interested in a trip to Scotland including any of the sporting activities featured above or indeed thinking of planning a more relaxed sort of holiday the don’t hesitate to contact us today for more information.

Edinburgh Foodies Festival 2014

Edinburgh Foodies Festival 2014

Edinburgh’s Foodies Festival is the UK’s largest summer celebration of food and drink and our good friends and selected partners at Black Stag Trading will be there all weekend.

Black Stag Trading Limited is a company which has been formed to take advantage directly from the growing worldwide demand for single malt Scotch Whisky. Find out more about investing in Scotch Whisky by following this link or if you are heading to Foodies this weekend stop by the stall and have a chat with the Black Stag team.


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