Glamis Castle

The 13th Earl of Strathmore & Kinghorne (grandfather to Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, the future Queen Mother) took a keen interest in developing his herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle and bred several champion beasts.  Of particular note are, ‘Minx’ and ‘Ju-Ju’ of Glamis, who won the Smithfield and Birmingham Shows in 1896 and 1898 respectively.  The reputation of Glamis parish for the successful rearing of cattle stretched back for centuries and the cattle markets were lively affairs.  A list of cattle on the Mains of Glamis in 1720 records the cattle individually, with names such as ‘Black Meg’ and ‘Jude’.  Therefore the breeding of superior Aberdeen-Angus cattle at Glamis from the 19th century onwards continued a long tradition of cattle breeding in the area.

The Aberdeen-Angus Cattle Society was founded in 1879 and the 13th Earl would have been proud that his great great grandson, HRH Prince Charles is the patron of the society today, following in the footsteps of The Queen Mother.

Glamis Castle is more than a family home and historic residence, with high quality facilities for visitors.  It is at the centre of a heavily diversified traditional rural estate with strives to enhance a thriving rural community.  We look forward to welcoming you.

Aberdeen Angus cattle at Glamis

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