Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire Foxhounds

Welcome to the official website of the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Foxhounds.

The present day Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt can trace its origins as far back as 1771 when a pack of hounds known as the 'Roberton Hunt' or the 'Glasgow Hounds' was formed.

During the past the hunt country covered Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire and part of Ayrshire. More recently the hunt country is based in Renfrewshire, with areas around Houston, Kilmalcolm, Howwood, Beith and Neilston providing some of the best riding country.

Records show that following a few days' cub-hunting, an advertised meet was held at Houston Kennels on 8th October, 1850. The following season, the opening meet was held on the 28th October in Houston village, and since then Houston has been the traditional venue for the opening meet of the season.

Hounds have been kept at kennels in Houston for over 150 years and are looked after and hunted by our professional Huntsman, Marc Dradge.

The Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire Hunt continues to meet on Saturday and Tuesday from October to March and conducts its activities under the terms of the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002. Visitors are always welcome and more information can be found by going to the contacts page.