Driven Pheasant Shooting

Ayton Castle Shoot offers some really challenging shooting on very high pheasants at competitive prices.

The shoots cover 9,000 acres in the Scottish Borders and is approximately a 45-60 minute drive from Edinburgh airport.

150-450 bird days are now available at Ayton Castle and Dunglass Estate. Single days or block-booked back to back days. For information on accommodation, please click here.

Guns meet for coffee in the morning with a typical day consisting of six or seven drives with a mid-morning break for Lunch around 12.30pm. We can also shoot through and have the lunch anytime until 3.00pm.

Located near the coast, the prevailing winds can sometimes contribute to the excitement, as guns can see them whiz by at MACH 1.

Overall, Ayton Castle and Dunglass Estate shoots are offering good sporting birds at a great price for all to enjoy.

A Typical Driven Shoot Day

8.45am - Meet and greet – coffee and a chat covering safety and the plan of action for the day.

9.00am - Off for the first of 2 drives.

10.30am - Quick pit stop for refreshments and a bite to eat.

11.00am - Two more drives before lunch.

12.30pm. Lunch time – For driven days guns take lunch and refreshments in the Old Dairy at Dunglass or in the Cottage at Ayton.

1pm - Depending on the size off the day off to the last drive or two.

3.30pm - End of day chat, refreshments and a chance for guns to meet all the helpers involved in the day - present guns with a brace(s) of birds to take home.

Please do not hesitate to email us regarding any sporting day (big or small) you are looking for this season. For teams looking to shoot back to back days or several days in a week there are other estates locally where we can help book days to suit you.

Syndicates, Single Guns or Small teams are more than welcome.

If the dates on offer do not suit your requirements, please get in touch to see if we can help with alternatives.

The shoot is well organised and run by shoot manager/keeper Thor Sondergaard and keeper Brian Fairbairn. We are supported by a good team of beaters and pickers-up, ensuring the day is relaxed and enjoyable.

Dates available in Nov. Dec. and Jan. Week days and Weekends.

Contact Details

Manager: Thor Søndergaard
Mobile: 07930 159 156
Address: Little Dean Farm
TD14 5TQ