Gamebird Shooting

Driven gamebird shooting is a must-do for all sports enthusiasts at least once, and where better to experience it than Scotland, the traditional heartland of the grouse? Our expert instructors can give you a lesson or two in advance and guide you in the etiquette of driven shooting. 

Only available seasonally


Every aspect of your day in the hills or woods cared for by Gleneagles. You will be picked up from the front door of the Hotel and be driven by one of our experienced ex-gamekeepers and resident shooting instructors to the estate. If you have little or no previous shooting experience, you will probably have taken a lesson or two from our instructors prior to the day of the stalk or shoot, and experienced shots will enjoy the guides' wealth of local knowledge.


Varieties of game birds and seasons


From the 12th of August to the 10th of December. As the Grouse is a truly wild bird the season can be short due to numbers.


From the 12th of August to the 31st of January.


From the 1st of September to the 31st of January.


From the 1st of September to the 31st of January.


From the 1st of October to the 1st of February.


From the 1st of October to the 31st of January.

The Gleneagles Grouse Race

Celebrate the start of the grouse season with our legendary grouse race on the glorious twelfth.

This two-night package includes a warm-up clay shoot in the Shooting and Fishing School on the twelfth, followed by an informal dinner then fly fishing the evening rise on Loch Laich. On the thirteenth you’ll rise early to head to a local estate for the first shooting of the season, keeping your strength up with elevenses and a delicious lunch in a traditional bothy.

After returning to the hotel, discuss the day’s bag and swap stories with your rivals over our pre-dinner drinks and a very special grouse dinner. This wonderful celebration of the very best traditions of the Scottish field is bound to be very popular, so book early to avoid disappointment.

£3,995 per person based on single occupancy for the two night package, with fine food and wine throughout your stay.

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A five star experience

Game bird shooting will require you to spend the best part of the day outdoors and moving over rough terrain.  To have the most memorable and productive day you will be reasonably fit and wearing sturdy boots and weather proof clothing.

Due to the popularity of this activity it is advisable to book well in advance so we can source the best estates for you. 

To discuss your specific requirements call the Activities School on 01764 694344 / 4351


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