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Ayrshire is located on the south west coast of Scotland, approx. 1 hour south of Glasgow.
BIRD HUNTING GROUP SIZES
Full teams of 8/9 guns are normally required, however individual interest is invited.
NON-SHOOTERS / HUNTERS
Non-shooting / fishing participants are most welcome.
Additional activities and tours can be arranged.
All members of the ACSS would be delighted to assist you in creating the ultimate Scottish sporting experience.
LICENCES AND PERMITS
For overseas visitors, all necessary licences and permits can be arranged on your behalf. It is possible to bring your own firearms into the UK with sufficient lead time or alternatively gun hire can be arranged.
Whilst experience is beneficial we would be delighted to assist the less practised by provided qualified instructors / ghilies.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME?
For bird hunting the most popular months are from October 1st to January 31st.
Partridges – Sep 1st – Feb 1st
Pheasants – Oct 1st – Feb 1st
Woodcock – Sept 1st – Jan 31st
Duck and Geese – Sep 1st – Jan 31st
Salmon and Trout:
Salmon – Feb 25th – Oct 31st
Trout – Mar 15th – Oct 6th
Red Stag – July 1st – Oct 20th
Red Hind – Oct 21st – Feb 15th
Roe Buck – April 1st – Oct 20th
Roe Doe – Oct 21st – March 31st
By Car – There are various Route Planners available to search and find each location.
By Train – Use First Scotrail for trains within Scotland. Virgin and East Coast have regular timetables. If you wish to travel overnight to or from London, try the Caledonian Sleeper.
By Sea – Check out the Caledonian MacBrayne timetable for the West Coast of Scotland. If you travelling to or from Ireland, try Stena Line who provide a link between Scotland and Northern Ireland. Belfast to Cairnryan is in a crossing time from only 2 hours 15 minutes.
By Air – Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport are our closest airports with Edinburgh Airport just over an hour away.