Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Highland House Transformed

One of the particular pleasures of a visit to Ullapool is that it has two excellent bookshops. For me, it is impossible to visit either without buying something interesting and unusual. Both shops have an excellent collection of books about … Continue reading

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First salmon

We operate a strict catch and release policy for salmon and sea trout at Croick, but there can be an exception to every rule. And I think that the best exception is when people catch their first ever salmon. That … Continue reading

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Three pointers, two 410’s and one brace of grouse

It was a wonderful day for walking in search of a grouse, warm and dry and with a good strong wind. So Frank and I took our three pointers and our 410s up the hill in front of the house. … Continue reading

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Starting the stalking season

Yesterday marked the start of the red deer stalking season for us. Guests had already shot a few sika but it is only after the first red that it feels like the stalking season is properly underway. We woke in … Continue reading

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A glorious Ptarmigan day

Five of us had a wonderful day on Saturday, shooting grouse and ptarmigan in the hills above Loch Einich in the Cairngorms. This was the eighth year we have visited and each year has been great in its different way. … Continue reading

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Strong Black Grouse numbers

We work closely with the RSPB at Croick to monitor and support our Black Grouse. The mixture of habitats and the number of young trees we have seem to suit them well and we have a healthy population. The RSPB, … Continue reading

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A fish worth a walk

Last week, a very nice fishing family was staying at Manse. As the river was low they made several journeys up to our trout lochs to catch wild brownies, mostly of one-bite size. Loch nam Buidheag is the northern of … Continue reading

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