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Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

This website is owned by George Goldsmith Ltd (“we”, “our” or “us”). Our main place of business is 48 North Castle Street, Edinburgh EH2 3LU.


Our Website is operated and controlled from the United Kingdom and these terms and conditions and your use of this Website are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. By progressing beyond this screen, you are deemed to accept them. If you do not accept them please our website now. You acknowledge that the services which we describe in this Website are for the attention of UK residents only. If you are not a resident of the UK contact us before you use this Website.


This website contains general information based on Scots law and, whilst we make every effort to ensure that the contents are accurate and up to date, nothing in these pages should be construed as legal advice nor does it constitute a binding offer to perform any legal service in any jurisdiction. This website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a solicitor-client relationship. Whilst we believe the materials on this website to be true and accurate as at the date of writing we can give no assurances or warranty regarding the accuracy currency or applicability of any of the content in relation to specific situations or particular circumstances. You should never therefore take steps, or refrain from taking steps, which might alter your legal or financial rights and obligations in reliance on information on this website but should take specific legal advice tailored to your individual needs. Please contact us if you need advice on any specific legal problem.

We accept no responsibility for and excludes all liability for damage and loss in connection with browsing this site, use of information on this site and downloading any material from it including but not limited to errors, inaccuracies, omissions and misleading or defamatory statements, whether direct or indirect or consequential.

We cannot promise that access to this website will be uninterrupted or entirely error free. We will not be responsible in any circumstances for any consequential or incidental damages(including but not limited to loss of profits, loss of privacy and loss of data) or for any other indirect, special or punitive damages whatsoever that arise out of or that are related to use of this website.

Whilst it is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on this website we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from this website will be free from viruses and we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any virus. Accordingly, for your own protection, you must use virus-checking software when using this website.

Copyright Notice

This website is protected by copyright and database right. The copyright in these pages belongs to bishops and all rights are reserved. Permission is given for the downloading and temporary storage of one or more of these pages for the sole purpose of viewing them on a stand alone personal computer or monitor for your private use or for non-commercial research within your organisation. Permanent copying or storage of any of these pages (or any part thereof) or the re-distribution thereof by any means is not permitted without our prior written consent. However you may copy the material on this Website for the purpose of sending to individual third parties for their personal non-commercial information, provided that you acknowledge us as the source of the material and that you inform the third parties that these conditions apply to them and that they must comply with them.


This website may provide links to, and content from, other Internet sites and resources. However given that monitoring the amount of information disseminated and accessible via those sites and resources is impractical and beyond our resources such information cannot be guaranteed to be accurate and up to date and is not endorsed by us.

Data Protection

Use of data that you provide to us is governed by our privacy policy.

Terms and Conditions

George Goldsmith Ltd is the letting agent for the owners of the sporting estates and properties advertised within our website and brochures. Subject to acceptance of your booking, and payment as required below, you will enter into a contract with the owner of the estate or property concerned, the principal terms of which will be set out in a Tenancy Agreement.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the particulars of the estates/properties contained in our website/brochures are accurate at the time of going to print, no representation is given as to their accuracy and they do not form part of any contract.

On acceptance of a booking, the let will be provisionally reserved in your name and an invoice for 50% of the rental will be sent out. Payment should be sent to George Goldsmith Ltd and received within 10 days, or by the ‘Payment due’ date, on the invoice, to confirm the booking.

An invoice for the balance of the rental will be sent out 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy, and this must be settled within 10 days, or 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy.

If a booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy, the total rental will be due 6 weeks prior to the commencement of the tenancy.

Failure to comply with items 3,4 or 5 above may result in cancellation of the booking and George Goldsmith Ltd reserves the right to re-let without further notice.

Payments may be made by any of the following methods :

– By bank transfer to :

– By cheque drawn on a UK bank

– By banker’s draft

All payments must be made in Sterling. Bank charges arising from the transfer of funds will be payable by the tenant. Please contact George Goldsmith Ltd for Bank Details.

In the event of cancellation of a booking, if the tenancy can be re-let, you will be liable only to pay the difference between the rental achieved on re-letting (which may be at a reduced rate) and the rental you agreed to pay, plus an administration fee. If this difference is less than the sums you have already paid, an appropriate refund will be made. If the difference is greater than the sums you have already paid you will be invoiced for the shortfall. If the tenancy cannot be re-let, you will remain liable to pay the full amount of the agreed rental. We therefore recommend that you insure against cancellation.

George Goldsmith Ltd/the estate/property owner reserve the right to charge interest on any sums which are not paid when due in accordance with the foregoing or the relevant invoice at the rate of 2 per cent above the Bank of Scotland base rate from time to time.

All sportsmen must have third party insurance against sporting accidents.

All instructions and decisions given by stalkers, keepers and ghillies will be final and must be followed. Failure to comply with such instructions or decisions may result in the cancellation of the rest of the tenancy.

Where required it may be a condition of the tenancy that returns of game taken be made to George Goldsmith Ltd within seven days of the end of the tenancy.

How to Book

Simply telephone to discuss your desired week, fortnight or holiday period and we will confirm availability. A deposit of 50% is then required to confirm your booking or the full amount is required if within 6 weeks of the entry date.

Damage deposits

The majority of our properties require a damage deposit of £500.00, which is refundable after your stay.

We very much look forward to being of assistance with your booking and look forward to hearing from you.

Latest News

Executive Retreat and Corporate Hospitality

With the stresses and strains of modern day working it is becoming more important to take time out with your team and build on your working relationship. It is proven that the best way to increase your team’s camaraderie, engage productive relationships and improve communication and cooperation is to get out of the office.

What could be better than getting out of the office for a couple of days, or a long weekend, and spending it outside in stunning surroundings miles away from the hustle and bustle  of modern day living. Scotland has always had the enviable reputation of having the best salmon fishing, challenging walks and the tastiest larder! Why not do something that little bit different and more memorable than simply a round of golf, or an outing to a rugby international.

Combining a day’s team building with a couple of nights at one of our beautiful sporting lodges and being catered for by their chef using the best local produce would be a talking point at your team meetings for months to come! We can tailor-make a package according to your groups’ requirements.

For example combine a day’s fishing on the River Spey followed by a tutored Malt Whisky Tasting in the comfort of your lodge.  Alternatively try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or a “mock stalk” with your camera out on the hill  to get shots of red deer, black or red grouse, or mountain hares – you might even see a Golden Eagle. Whisky tasting, poetry reading, or you could host your own Mini Highland Games or a cruise on Loch Ness followed by an overnight stay in a Castle! The opportunities and options are limitless. We work with some of Scotland’s top sporting estates, handpicked by us for their excellent reputation, hospitable welcome and experienced staff, to ensure your stay is nothing short of a memorable experience.

There are excellent air links between Stornoway, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and the London Airports so transporting your team couldn’t easier. We can even assist with organising 4WD hire, chefs and entertainment.

Why not speak to us and talk about an event with a difference.

New Properties & Estates for the 2018 season!

We are now busy with bookings for the 2018 season.   We have added some new properties and estates to the website for the coming year including some delightful salmon fishing on the north west of Scotland.  All these new properties and estates can be viewed on the website or better still discussed with us personally.  Do call us on 0131 476 6500.


Open Seasons – Salmon Rivers

Alness / Ayr / Baldnock / Broom / Deveron / Dionard / Don / Ewe / Forss / Inver / Kirkaig / Laxford / Shiel11 Feb – 31 Oct
Annan25 Feb – 15 Nov
Awe / Beauly / Orchy 11 Feb – 15 Oct
Borgie12 Jan – 31 Oct
Brora1 Feb – 15 Oct
Conon26 Jan – 30 Sep
Cree1 Mar – 14 Oct
Dee1 Feb – 30 Sep
Echaig1 May – 31 Oct
Earn / Esk (Border) / Gruinard / Teith 1 Feb – 31 Oct
Esk (north & south)16 Feb – 31 Oct
Findhorn / Oykel / Shin / Cassley11 Feb – 30 Sep
Carron / Spey11 Feb – 30 Sep
Grimersta1 Jun – 30 Sep
Halladale / Naver12 Jan – 30 Sep
Helmsdale11 Jan – 30 Sep
Laggan / Luce / Stinchar25 Feb – 31 Oct
Lyon15 Jan – 15 Oct
Nairn11 Feb – 7 Oct
Ness15 Jan – 15 Oct
Nith / Cairn25 Feb – 30 Nov
Strathy12 Jan – 30 Sep
Tay15 Jan – 15 Oct
Thurso11 Jan – 5 Oct
Teviot / Tweed / Wick11 Feb – 30 Nov

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