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The Scottish Countryman

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Fascinating and exciting combined adventure

My son and I had a wonderful session of falconry and archery here, and we would thoroughly... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
21milesl1967
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Probably one of the best few hours I've spent in a long time. So may different birds of prey with... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Marydoll48
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Dublin, Ireland
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Hello! I'm Steve Brazendale, the Scottish Countryman. I offer falconry, archery, fishing and countryside retreats for people who want to experience Scotland's countryside and try something a little different. In fact, something unique! Perfect for...more
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Hammer Inn | near Kingsbarns, Crail KY10 3XQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

My son and I had a wonderful session of falconry and archery here, and we would thoroughly recommend this. It was both an education and an exciting afternoon where we got to touch and work with owls, falcon and a hawk. After this we spent...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Ah, thank you so much for this - delighted!. It is so helpful of you to post a review about your archery and falconry experience and I'm over the moon that you both got so much out of it. Look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018

Probably one of the best few hours I've spent in a long time. So may different birds of prey with a very knowledgable carer!!!! He knows the personalities of the birds and makes sure his audience gets a full and safe experience. Go!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

We arrived quite early and were happy to sit in the car, Steve came out t the car and invited us to come through as soon as he was ready, the entire experience was fantastic, Steve was informative, knowledgeable and an all round excellent chap....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

'An all round excellent chap' might just be my most favourite review comment ever - thank you! And thanks for your support for my business. I look forward to showing the owls to your Dad sometime soon :-) S

Reviewed 11 September 2018

I had the good fortune to have a 'one to one' afternoon with Steve and his wonderful collection of birds. His knowledge and enthusiasm for falconry shines through presented with dry humour. The stars of the show are the birds who clearly enjoy his attention...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Many thanks for this review, John: a pleasure to host you and I am so glad you enjoyed the exclusive 'one to one' experience. My enthusiasm is always helped by enthusiastic guests so thank you, too!

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience Steve's enthusiasm was very evident as was his humour He took his time to explain details of the different birds The climax was when he produced a Merlin which I had never seen before Keep up the good work Bob N

Date of experience: August 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Ah, Bob - the Merlin is my favourite so I'm delighted that you enjoyed meeting him. Thanks so much for coming along to do a bird of prey experience and for leaving such a positive review. Cheers, S.

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Our family of 4 did the Owl Experience on a sunny Scottish Summer afternoon. It was the highlight of our holiday. Seeing these magnificent birds, and being able to have them fly onto our outstretched hands. Also a joy to meet Argyll, the baby owl.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

The highlight of your holiday? Wow - I am over the moon with that, thank you! And great you saw Argyll as a baby - they change so fast! S

Reviewed 9 August 2018

This was an amazing experience. The birds of prey are absolutely beautiful and it's wonderful to be able to see them so close up. Steve is incredibly knowledgeable - he has great enthusiasm for the birds and the art of falconry. We would thoroughly recommend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Great stuff! Thanks very much Anne, that's very kind of you to say and I appreciate your taking the time to post a review here.

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Even our 8 year old great-nephew got to fly and handle birds. Steve was so careful and explained everything so well that I had complete trust in him. The birds are so well looked after and it was a privilege to learn about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you Sandra! Reviews like yours are so helpful to growing my business so I am very grateful that you took the time to post this and really chuffed that you got so much out of it. (The Golf Hotel does great bar meals so...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Visiting my parents in St. Andrews with my nine year boy twins is always wonderful fun but i am always looking for new things to do. My father met Stephen and his birds at a display and found it interesting. So I booked a 2...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Steven B, Owner at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Katriona, many thanks for your 5-star review for the combined archery and falconry experience. I am delighted you were all able to join in as a family and hope your boys will have fond memories of the time they spent doing archery and falconry with...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018

This was a birthday present for my partner, Steve made it a very special experience with hands on experience of holding birds and having them fly to you. I would recommend this to anyone

Date of experience: July 2018
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Deborah B, Business Development Manager at The Scottish Countryman, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave this great review. Hope your partner had a very happy birthday and it would be a pleasure to host you again in the future.

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