Just a quick shout out for a really helpful and knowledgeable guy really!
I popped a thread up in the stalking wanted part of the forum prior to Christmas as due to a last minute change of plan, I ended up staying just outside Drumnadrochit at new year. Tartinjock suggested that I get in touch with David Brown and a PM conversation with David followed.
I duly turned up at Mellness on Wednsday afternoon to meet David and to try out his rifle, which all went fine. On Thursday morning, it was on with the real thing and, after one false start, I managed to take my first red hind.
David is an exceptionally nice chap and extremely patient (he must have been grinding his teeth as I struggled to find the hind in the scope). His knowledge of stalking, wildlife and the highlands generally is huge and I learnt a lot.
There are plenty of deer on David's property (Sika, Red and Roe), he and his family are very hospitable and the accommodation (which I didn't stay in but had a quick look round) is first class. If you want a stalking location where you can also take the family on holiday, this is probably it.
Hind is now hanging in the shed here waiting to be butchered and I will definitely be making an effort to get back to Mellness. Big thumbs up to the Stalking Directory and David Brown.