A traditional Scottish New year is world famous as one of the bucket-list ways to spend New Year’s Eve. Whether it’s dancing the night away at a traditional Ceilidh, enjoying the madness of Edinburgh’s giant street party or sipping whisky by the fire and singing songs in a small pub in countryside, Scotland has something to offer for everyone……
For visiting international hunters Scottish New Year has 3 main activities outside of the nocturnal festivities;
1) Wingshooting or “upland hunting” (known as walked up or rough shooting in the UK) for pheasant, partridge, duck, geese, rabbit, hare, woodcock & wood pigeon. In this form of shooting hunters flush birds up in front of themselves as they walk. It’s an informal day and a great way of seeing lots of countryside. There’s quite a lot of walking over rough ground so reasonable fitness it needed.
2) Driven wingshooting for pheasant and partridge. This is the more formal type of shoot during which birds are driven towards a line of guns. This is a wonderful day out which sees everyone in traditional tweeds and the guns sharing a traditional shoot lunch. Only a small amount of walking needed so suitable for all levels of fitness.
3) Red deer hind hunting. If a trip to the Highlands is what you had in mind then red deer hind hunting is the perfect activity to accompany the traditional Scottish New Year celebrations. You’ll hunt hinds in the stunning hills of the Highlands accompanied 1 on 1 by an expert estate deer stalker. There’s a lot of walking up steep hills and a not inconsiderable amount of crawling as well, just what the doctor ordered to blow away the cobwebs from a night of New Year’s excess!
We have last minute availability for Scottish New Year 2020 for wingshooting / upland hunting, driven shooting and red deer hind stalking but it’s best to get in touch as soon as possible as spaces are going fast! Contact us today on firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the enquiry form on the right hand side of this page.