Established in 1907, the Scottish Field Trials Association is the oldest Gundog Association in Scotland and one of the oldest in the United Kingdom. Since its foundation it has gone from strength to strength and having run Open and Novice Stakes for Retrievers, and Spaniels as well as Open, Novice and Puppy Stakes for Pointers and Setters since its earliest years, field trials for HPR breeds were established in the annual calendar in 2015.

The Association also organises the Kennel Club Champion Stake for Pointers and Setters in alternate years. For many years this prestigious event was held at The Earl of Mansfield's Logiealmond Estate in Perthshire; however, in recent years, the Championship has been staged at Byrecleugh Estate by gracious permission of the Duke of Roxburghe.