The Red Grouse, (Lagopus lagopus scotica), is a medium-sized bird of the Grouse family which is found in Heather Moorland in Great Britain and Ireland. It is considered by many to be the king of game birds and the Outer Hebrides are one of the few remaining places left that they can be hunted over pointers.
The Grouse shooting commences 12th August throughout the United Kingdom and continues through until 10th Dec. Due to the later breeding season of the Grouse out here on the Islands, we do not start shooting until the last 2 weeks of August onwards.
Grouse shooting is normally arranged over pointers, in the traditional manner, with only 2 guns to the point at any one time.
Clients are welcome to bring their own dogs for picking up, or if preferred for walking up Grouse. Although it is thoroughly recommended, to experience a day’s shooting over pointers, as this is by far the most exciting and productive method of shooting.
For Grouse over pointers teams of 2 – 4 guns are ideal, although larger parties are welcome with extra dog handlers being available in the event of the need to split into 2 teams or more.