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Location: Perthshire, Scotland
Members: 31
Latest Activity: Aug 19, 2015

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Shows or trials in Scotland?

Started by Helen O'Keefe Aug 19, 2015. 0 Replies

Favourite walks

Started by Linda Andreu. Last reply by Nicole Wilson Jul 7, 2008. 6 Replies

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Comment by Linda Andreu on July 3, 2008 at 6:16am
Hello Melinda, and you are very welcome! Especially as you are from Perth!

Linda xx
Comment by Silvia Lindner-Rae on July 3, 2008 at 6:35am
Hi everybody,
we do not live in Scotland, but from part of my name you can guess where my husband' family is from and where our hearts are! And we have a Scottish IRWS as guest in our house at the moment.. will be over sonn again, too.
Silvia
Comment by Linda Andreu on July 3, 2008 at 6:45am
Hi Dee,

I love the idea of a setter day out, hopefully lots more people will contribute to the 'Favourite walks' post and we will have lots of places to choose from.

Linda xx
Comment by Linda Andreu on July 3, 2008 at 12:55pm
Hi Sylvia and welcome!

Where do you like to visit when you are over here?

Linda xx
Comment by Silvia Lindner-Rae on July 4, 2008 at 4:47am
Well, we usually visit Uncle Bill in Inverness - he is over 80 and we want to see him when we go over. Last year we did a tour around Scotland. We travel in our camper van and have two or three dogs with us. We picked up archie from Margaret last year and will bring him back sometime in fall. Margaret lives in the boonies - up in the mountains in the most lovely area but far from any town and store. We drove up with our van - dear me, could not get to her house, had to walk - there is no real road. And it was raining a lot when we were over. All our 2500 photos are on the net - http://picasaweb.google.at/reddeeririshsetters
There are so many places still to see - if you can tell me some, I would be glad. Next years holiday will be Ireland!
Silvia
Comment by Dee Rance on July 7, 2008 at 3:33am
welcome to all the new members, especially those from other parts of the world, anyone who has ever visited or stayed in our beautiful part of the world, always has a space in their harts for it for ever. As far as the walks are concerned, I am still learning in this part of Scotland but unfortunately I have found that most of the walks are restricted (SHEEP) but any suggestions would be welcome, different parts of Scotland have different restrictions but most of the beaches are great, from Fraserburgh down its mostly sand and lots of it....Dee and the girls
Comment by Margaret Sierakowski on July 28, 2008 at 9:05am
I'm in the NE of Scotland, and live in a cottage on the Cabrach and Glenfiddich estate, a 57000 acre sporting estate, which has some very old associations with setters
It used to belong to the Dukes of Richmond and Gordon and they kept their dogs up here. The old kennels are still at Glenfiddich Lodge but empty now.
In the nineteenth century Edward Laverack rented the Cabrach shootings and brought his setters up here to break them
More recently John Kerr (Rushfield) worked a team of Irish and Irish Red and White Setters on the estate, but nowadays the shooting is all driven, so no work for setters here any more. Very sad. I take my setters over to the next estate at Craig Castle . My son works on the shoots on Cabrach and Glenfiddich but all the dogs used here now are spaniels and retrievers
Not far from here, near Keith, were the kennels of Isaac Sharpe (Stylish). It was a huge kennels, spread over 3 sites, with over 400 dogs. Isaac Sharpe bought the last of the Gordon Castle dogs, so they were continued in his lines until he died in the late 1930s. His dogs went all over the world, even to Russia. He was a friend of Waldemar Marr
So this was historically a great area for setters, so sad there is very little work for them now. Most estates in this part of Scotland have only driven shooting. Only a few setter breeders left, and mostly show dogs.
We still have some good field trials though in the area, probably the best ones are the North of Scotland Gundog Association trials in August at Tillypronie
And its a great area for walking dogs , for anybody up here on holiday
Comment by Margaret Sierakowski on August 12, 2008 at 3:21pm
August 12. First day of the grouse season in Scotland. My son was out today, the birds are very poor and the young ones hardly off the ground after the wet summer. Five guns and they got only six brace
Comment by Dee Rance on October 7, 2008 at 8:47am
How are you all?? haven't been on this site for what seems ages...It seems that Autumn was skipped this year..... straight into Winter.... hope all your dogs are 'coating up' for the bad weather, anyone got any news????Dee and the girls
Comment by Silvia Lindner-Rae on October 14, 2008 at 6:04am
Hi Dee, you want some news: well, my Sashi has one puppy boy, now 8 weeks and becoming a very handsome boy. My Celt decided that calling him a no-show-dog does not work for him and became European Junior winner, Junior Club winner and Hungarian Junior champion all in one weekend. Friend of mine, Michi Mannies bitch had a litter of 5, one girl, 4 boys (Cormallen Moonlight SilverXGigi Conqueror of hidden Ireland). AND now the best: we will be over some time in the middle of November! Scotland at that time of the year... fog and cold like home...

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