About the Club

The Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland

The Club - Hon Patron Miss E.M.C. Holmes

The Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland (FRCS) was formed in 1985 with the object of encouraging the well being of Flatcoated Retrievers and responsible ownership as well as working, training and showing the breed. The Club organises both Championship and Open Show each year, keeps a breeders register and provides working training as well as other events.

We are there to answer questions for and offer help to any members. We hope that whether you have just obtained your first Flatcoat puppy, your latest or if your dog is older that you will have or have had and will continue to have many years of enjoyment together.

We also hope that you will consider joining the Flatcoated Retriever Club of Scotland.

Membership and Fees

Subscriptions are due on 1st January each year.

Single Membership = £10, Joint Membership (2 people) = £15, Senior (60+) = £6, Junior (up to 16yrs) = Free

If you are paying by cheque please send your completed renewal form and appropriate payment to our membership secretary. (details on the membership form).

New members are very welcome and should complete a membership form as above.

A membership application form, including renewal, can be downloaded from <Here> . If you have any queries about membership, please email the Membership Secretary.

Renewal payment via online banking
You can renew your membership by cheque, or if you would find it easier, by using online banking facility. Please contact the Treasurer or Membership Secretary and request the Clubs bank details for transferring the appropriate amounts.


We produce two newsletters every year for members..one in the summer and one in the winter. Available by post or email, the newsletters have news, views, stories, information, recipes, ideas, photos, results - and all focused on our beloved Flatcoats.

Without our members input, the newsletter would be a bit empty, so please send us your articles and photos anytime during the year! Our newsletter editor will be very happy to help and assist - just email Newsletter Editor

Litter Secretary

The Club's Litter Secretary holds details of all breeders registered with the Club and collates details of litters which are currently available or about to be availalbe in the near future. The Litter Secretary is the main point of contact for any prospective owner and can give contact details of breeders looking to place puppies. The Litter Secretary will also check the litter has been bred according to the Club's code of ethics.  

Litter Secretary contact details are:

Alan Stewart
3 Broomhill Park
EH22 3JX
Phone: 0131 660 5072(after 3pm)
Mob: 07795078301
email: Litter Secretary

The Breeders Register application form can be downloaded from  <Here>.

Flatcoat Rescue

To ensure the best possible outcome for all Flatcoated Retrievers across the UK who are in need of rescue, rehoming or welfare, all effort is co-ordinated through the Flatcoated Retriever Society.

The rescue scheme will assist any Flatcoated Retriever and its owner/breeder in confidence, whether or not they are a member of the Scottish Club or the Society.  Its objective is to place in loving, caring homes, Flatcoated Retrievers who, due to unfortunate circumstances, require rehousing, and to assist where possible with welfare matters concerning Flatcoated Retrievers. The scheme operates on its own merit and is self supporting through fund-raising and donations. 

More information and contact details can be found at www.flatcoatrescue.co.uk.
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