Scotland director Colin Shedden retires

Colin Shedden speaking to BASC chairman Eoghan Cameron

After 39 years at BASC, 29 as the association’s director of Scotland, Dr Colin Shedden officially retired at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace last week.

BASC held a special drinks reception and presentation in recognition of Colin’s long service to the association. BASC chairman Eoghan Cameron presented Dr Shedden with an engraved hunting knife, and the evening was followed by speeches and a farewell toast.

A great deal has changed over the years in the world of shooting and conservation, and Colin has navigated BASC Scotland through the many challenges presented to the sector and has made an enormous contribution to the success of BASC in Scotland and nationally.

Everyone at BASC wishes Colin a well-deserved and happy retirement. It goes without saying that he will be greatly missed.

Replacing Colin as BASC Scotland director is Peter Clark. He said: “I am delighted to start the role as director and to hit the ground running on standing up for the interests of shooting and conservation, right across Scotland.

“I will work hard to be a strong voice in our sector, ready to take on and navigate the challenges that are presented to us.”