Welcome to our new website Ayrshire Country Sports Scotland is a newly formed collaborative group of individual business located within Ayrshire in the South West corner of Scotland. The business’s that form the group range from local, mainly privately owned Estates offering shooting, fishing and a variety of country sports as well as 5 star…

We are delighted that both Cassillis Estate and Sorn Castle Estate have been awarded ‘Wildlife Estates Scotland’ accreditation. The Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) Initiative aims to introduce an objective and transparent system encouraging best practice and demonstrating how game and wildlife management undertaken by Scottish landowners, in line with the principles of biodiversity conservation, can…

Walked up shooting usually involves a group of 2 – 6 guns often with their own dogs, guided by the keeper the guns will all walk around rough terrain and suitable habitat to hunt and shoot pheasants and various mixed game which are flushed from the cover. This is typically a much more active form of the sport;…

In terms of clothing Traditional clothing plays a big role in shooting in Scotland, especially on driven days, how you are dressed may impact on your enjoyment of the day, being warm and dry will impact on your overall well being and may also influence how well you shoot. Being in character and not feeling…

Choice of gun     The best gun to shoot is the one you shoot best with. Many shooters use a 20 bore, some will even shoot successfully with a 28 bore, more typically you will be using a 12 bore. In most situations, a standard game configuration is adequate. For most game a 30g load…

CALEDONIAN SLEEPER There are great train connections from south of the border on a very regular basis but have you thought of taking the overnight sleeper from London Euston to Glasgow, leaving just before midnight and arriving in time for breakfast! First Class Sleeper Room Single (one-way) ticket which entitles you to the exclusive use…