Various categories of membership are available allowing for individual, joint or family membership. An initial Joining Fee is applicable for all new memberships in addition to the annual fee, except for Junior and Associate Members.  One of the benefits of membership is reduced rates for registrations.


Subscriptions are due for renewal on 1st January each year. Payment can be made by post, telephone, bank transfer or through the online stud-book. Log on and select “manage your herd”, then select “subscription renewal”.

Joint Membership:  Two adults living at the same address;

Family Membership:  Two adults and up to three children under 16 years of age living at the same address;

Junior Membership:  For 16 years of age and under.

Life Membership:  Anyone over 16 years old may become a Life Member, either individually or as a Joint Life Member with another adult living at the same address.

Crofter Membership: Anyone who is registered as a crofter with the Crofting Commission residing in Scotland or the Northern Isles.

Associate Membership:  This provides magazines only and neither Associate nor Junior members have voting rights.

All memberships, other than life subscriptions, fall due for renewal on 1st January each year. Reminders are not sent to individuals, a renewal slip is included in the autumn/winter magazine each year.

Subscriptions may be paid online or by standing order with the relevant form available from the office.

If your subscription is not paid before 1st March, a late payment penalty fee of £10.00 for individual memberships or £20.00 for joint or family memberships will be payable in addition to the normal fee.

Two magazines are produced each year and sent to Members, one per household.  Please contact the office if you would like one per member.  Membership fees not renewed by 1st March in the relevant year will be held to be in arrears and no further magazines will be sent until the arrears are paid.

Subscription – Price List – Membership Form

Individual Annual £40.00
Joint Annual £70.00
Junior £17.50
Family £90.00
Life £1,000.00
Annual Crofter £30.00
Life Crofter £450.00
Associate (no preferential registration fees) £30.00
Joining Fee (Except Junior & Associate) £20.00
Membership application form available here: Membership Form