The Irish Wolfhound Club of Scotland (IWCoS) was formed way back in 2005 to provide a forum for Scottish wolfhound owners to get together, share stories and advice, and educate everyone about the magnificent Irish Wolfhound.


Though the club was formed back in 2005 it was not until 2014 that we became large enough to become affiliated with the Kennel Club and be recognised as an official breed club dedicated to serving the needs of Irish Wolfhounds and their  owners within Scotland in 2014.

We hold an annual Gaitherin’ usually in July, a fun-filled day which includes human and hound games and a very informal companion dog show. It is designed for all members to be able to get together and share our love for our pets.

Our AGM is usually held in March each year to conduct the formal business involved in running the club. All members are welcome to attend.

Informal club walks are usually organised two or three times per year, our most popular venues are Scolty Hill near Banchory in Aberdeenshire or Tentsmuir Beach near Leuchars in Fife. You can find out about these by joining our Facebook group.


The  2018 committee comprises…

Secretary Donna Hanlon

President Maura Lyons

Treasurer Steven Ritchie

Committee Members – Brian Hanlon, Diane Main


If you would like to become a member please contact Donna Hanlon. Membership is £10 for single and £15 for joint memberships.



Please participate… The Kennel Club is developing Breed Health and Conservation Plans (BHCPs) for all registered dog breeds to ensure that health concerns are identified through evidence-based criteria. This will ensure breeders have useful information and resources to support them in making balanced breeding decisions in the future. Irish Wolfhounds are in the next round …

It’s Nearly Time for the Gaitherin’!

It’s nearly time for our annual Gaitherin’ and we hope you can join us!! Come along to Cochrane Hall at Alva on 15th July for a fun-filled day, with friends old and new, enjoy a fabulous lunch and maybe win a prize or two!  


If you need to contact IWCoS for any reason, please get in touch with our Secretary Donna Hanlon, donna.hanlon1@btinternet.com