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TITLE
Shooting party
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_15_V
PLACENAME
Moy Estate
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Moy and Dalarossie
DATE OF IMAGE
1911
PERIOD
1910s
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11149
KEYWORDS
grouse
game
birds
game birds
shooting
hunting
estates
sport
Shooting party

This photograph shows a large army of grouse beaters on the Moy Estate in 1911. George V was a visitor to the estate in August 1911 as a guest of Mackintosh of Mackintosh. The party of nine guns bagged around 1400 brace of grouse.

Grouse beaters are used on 'driven' shoots. On a driven shoot the shooters will take position at shooting hides known as 'butts' which are screened by a turf or stone wall. The beaters will walk over the moor, driving the birds out of the heather and towards the butts. Unlike pheasant, grouse are not reared to any extent specifically for shooting and so the numbers of birds fluctuate naturally each year.


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Shooting party

INVERNESS: Moy and Dalarossie

1910s

grouse; game; birds; game birds; shooting; hunting; estates; sport

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection

This photograph shows a large army of grouse beaters on the Moy Estate in 1911. George V was a visitor to the estate in August 1911 as a guest of Mackintosh of Mackintosh. The party of nine guns bagged around 1400 brace of grouse.<br /> <br /> Grouse beaters are used on 'driven' shoots. On a driven shoot the shooters will take position at shooting hides known as 'butts' which are screened by a turf or stone wall. The beaters will walk over the moor, driving the birds out of the heather and towards the butts. Unlike pheasant, grouse are not reared to any extent specifically for shooting and so the numbers of birds fluctuate naturally each year. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.