Because he struck us as an unusually fine beast, The Diary sent these pictures to Niall Rowantree, head stalker at Ardnamurchan Estate's West Highland Hunting, and asked him to comment on the stag.
"Stags of his class will be allowed to run with the herd until 9 or 10 years of age at which point they will have passed on their genetics and will become a highly prized trophy stag for one of our hunting visitors. Currently we have around forty stags of his class in the 4 to 5 year old age class, and 8 to 10 who are considerably better."
For anyone who would enjoy a day out with guides with considerable experience of West Ardnamurchan and its wildlife, Niall and his wife Fay run Wild Highland Tours which offers a range of local wildlife watching tours.
Many thanks to Niall for his comment.