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  • An angler adjusts his line standing by a shallow river in a mountainous landscape
    The setting is often as big a draw as the sport itself
  • An older man in outdoor gear standing by a rowboat on a river smiles at the camera
    There's no shortage of local experience available for country sports visitors to draw on
  • An angler prepares to release a large salmon back into a river
    Scotland boasts some of the world's best salmon fishing
  • Three men with guns and a dog walk over heather moors
    Scotland is famous for the quality of its sporting bird shooting, particularly red grouse
  • A red deer stands stationary on a snow-covered hillside
    A variety of deer are stalked in Scotland including red, roe, sika and fallow

Scotland is world-renowned as a country sports destination. Come and enjoy a unique blend of high quality, professionally managed hunting, shooting and fishing experiences set against the stunning natural backdrop that only Scotland can offer.

Unrivalled country sports experiences

Imagine fighting to land the majestic 'King of Fish' on world-class salmon rivers like the Tay or the Tweed; or stalking a 10-point red stag for hours amongst the craggy Highland peaks; or testing your stamina and endurance while wildfowling for geese on the estuaries of the Solway Firth.

These are just some of the unrivalled experiences that make Scotland world-famous as a country sports destination. Visitors can enjoy a unique blend of high quality hunting, shooting and fishing experiences set against the stunning natural backdrop that only Scotland can offer.

Professional management

Country sportsmen have long recognised these qualities and have been coming to Scotland to hunt, shoot and fish for well over a century. This has seen the popularity of country sports thrive and there are now more than 200 sporting providers offering a full range of activities from the Highlands and Islands down to Dumfries & Galloway. As a result, Scottish country sports are amongst the most professionally managed and have conservation very much at the core of businesses.

Organise your trip

It's never been easier to try your hand at one of these exciting sports with opportunities available to suit all budgets. You can even let one of several sporting agents who operate in Scotland organise bespoke tours, helping with travel, accommodation and licences to minimise the amount of organisation that you have to do.

For full details of the Scottish country sports available, courses, offers, agents and accommodation, visit the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group website.

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