SWINDELLSBASC has appointed Jake Swindells, a former police officer and gamekeeper, as a country officer for Scotland.

Jake brings a wealth of experience after starting a career with Cheshire Constabulary, before studying for a HNC in gamekeeping and wildlife management at Borders College in Galashiels.

Jake worked as a gamekeeper in the Scottish borders and also in Sweden, then became a senior park ranger and trainer in Ayrshire.

Jake, who has a keen interest in game shooting, stalking and gundog training, said: “Shooting sports are a passion and I am very enthusiastic about BASC’s work.

“I look forward to meeting members across Scotland in the coming months, working on Green Shoots, membership projects and generally doing what I can to raise the association’s profile.”

Dr Colin Shedden, BASC’s Scotland director, said: “We are delighted with Jake’s appointment. He loves all aspects of shooting and will be a valuable addition to the team.”


Garry Doolan

Garry Doolan is BASC’s deputy director of communications and public affairs. He has more than 20 years experience of journalism and the media. He joined the organisation in 2016 and is a keen shooter and beater, with his springer spaniel Quincy.