Scottish Gamekeepers gather for annual conference

More than 100 Gamekeepers will gather for one of the best and most prestigious events for gamekeepers in Scotland on 18 March.
Gamekeepers' conference Scone
Hosted by Scone palace the event provides an annual update on changes in the law, a forum for debate on important gamekeeping issues in Scotland and a clay shooting competition.

The day is designed to ensure that keepers stay on top of current events and can continue their professional development. Gamebird disease management, health and safety at work and operating as a modern gamekeeper against a background of increasingly tight legislation will be on the agenda.

BASC Scotland director Colin Shedden said: “Gamekeepers are essential for a well-managed and wildlife-rich Scotland. They should be rightly proud of the role they play in our countryside. This event gives us the opportunity to talk to gamekeepers, pass on essential working information and thank them for the work they have done for shooting throughout the year.”

Mike Holliday, chairman of BASC Scotland’s gamekeeping and wildlife management working group, said: “This is a unique event and a rare opportunity for gamekeepers to come together to meet with fellow keepers to discuss the past season and issues that are affecting our work.”

The day is free for BASC gamekeeper members and spaces are filling up fast. The last few spaces can be booked by contacting BASC Scotland on 01350 723226.

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