Grouse is available from the 12th of August until the 30th of September. Availability does depend on weather conditions, wet and cold weather can decimate flocks.
Scotland and Ireland are best breeding grounds for grouse
Younger birds weigh between 226g-253g and older birds between 281g-310g.
One bird gives approximately one portion per person.
The very dark meat tastes of peat and heather reflecting the environment in which the bird lives and feeds.