Mortlach Sporting was established in 1987 by Steve Wright.
A born and bred native of the Grampian Region of Scotland, Steve (right) along with his team of guides and helpers offer visiting sportsmen and women a tremendous variety of shooting, stalking and fishing programmes tailored to individual requirements.
Steve was brought up in the family saddlery business, and for the first eight years of his working life followed in the family tradition. Wright's of Huntly, the saddlery business is still based in Huntly today, serving the needs of sporting estates and individuals throughout the UK, and has an enviable reputation for quality and service; its customers are many and varied, indeed ranging from gamekeeper to Earl, and the business has enjoyed Royal patronage since 1977, when the firm was commissioned to make coach harnesses for the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations.
Realising that there was an upsurge in interest in traditional country pursuits, Steve set out on his own to set up a sporting agency, with an unerring aim to provide the best in honest, reliable and quality sport. That was way back in the mid Eighties, and Steve has been specialising in organising and arranging sport for visiting sportsmen and women ever since.
A keen deer stalker himself, Steve has also been committed to arranging top quality stalking for continental and US sportsmen, and can arrange the best quality "fair chase" trophy hunts for the discriminating Rifle. Mortlach Sporting arranges stalking on some of Scotland's most renowned deer forests and Estates for both red and roe deer, the native species to Scotland.
Emma Plumpton: Steve's long- suffering partner, and fishing parties co-ordinator; Emma has been a keen fisherwoman of note and no small ability since her early childhood, with experience both at home and abroad with rod and line. She is responsible for the lets on our Local River Deveron beats, and for arranging Salmon fishing on other waters in Scotland and Eire, trout and sea trout fishing in England and Scotland, and bonefishing in the Bahamas. A keen all round sportswoman, Emma regularly shoots, stalks and rides to hounds as well as casting the fly.
Donald Yule & Charlie Barron (right) have been loading, stalking and generally assisting in the Mortlach Team for many years now. Both are "retired" from the Gamekeeping profession, Donald having previously been Stalker on one of Scotland's most remote mainland highland red deer Forests, and also a single handed keeper on one of Aberdeenshires most celebrated pheasant shoots, Knockespoch estate.
Charlie commenced his 'keepering days at Glenlivet, and was for several years afterwards a grouse moor keeper at Reeth, Yorkshire, then the property of the late Sir Joseph Nickerson, probably the greatest game shot of the last century. Following a spell keepering in the Border region of Scotland, he returned to his home town of Huntly to take up the reins of the Florist and horticulturist business started by his Grandfather.
Like many of Scotland's men of the hills, both Donald and Charlie like to "keep their hand in", retaining a special affection for their first loved profession, and with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in their own right are well able to enhance the many and varied sporting experiences to be enjoyed with Mortlach Sporting. Both men are keen and accomplished stick-makers, and many of their fine sticks have found their way to far-flung parts of the globe.
Together, we aim to make your sporting break with us a memorable, enjoyable experience.