There are few moments that can match the thrill of standing in a grouse butt, eyes fixed on the heather horizon as a covey of Scottish red grouse appear, wind at their backs, hugging the rugged contours of the ground while flying at up to eighty five miles an hour. This is the magic of a driven grouse day at Glenprosen.
With a team of eight or nine guns, single or double gunning, the day typically consists of four drives set amongst the renowned scenery of the Angus glens, overlooked by the twin munros of Driesh and Mayar. With hospitality being a key part of the day at Glenprosen, a hot lunch is provided in one of the lunch huts or, if the weather permits out on the hill.
As well as driven grouse, Glenprosen offers guests the chance to walk the hills and shoot grouse over pointers, a day best described by Johnny Scott of The Field magazine after a visit to the estate in 2011.
“For those of us who love any form of dogwork and prefer the more traditional, old-fashioned forms of fieldsports, shooting grouse over setters or pointers is almost impossible to beat. With less formality and competitiveness than a driven day, there’s the intimacy of a small number of guns, the fascination of watching dogs working and the adrenalin-surging excitement of going in to a point knowing that birds could explode from the heather at any moment.”
The Field magazine