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April 2018

It was a great pleasure to be present at The Borders College on 19th April to meet with Scottish Sporting organisations  and discuss how we can work together to improve our services and become a greater force for good. There were lots of ideas and great enthusiasm in the room to make a difference so […]

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A New Year and a New Start!

Traditionally our new season in February marks a new start but a New Year does give us pause to reflect on our own lives and how we wish to live and work in the 21st Century whatever stage of life we find ourselves. There have been some excellent stories of making a difference to individual […]

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September 17

As I write this note the trees are turning and the swallows on their way South with partridge in every hedgerow and pheasants awandering! Grouse days have been fruitful and frustrating for nearby moors, with fog and muggy weather on some days and cool conditions on others.  Par for the course, but always good to […]

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News and events

“Raising The Game” launch at the Scottish Game Fair

Date posted: July 5, 2018

Thank you to GWCT for hosting our launch on a sultry day at Scone on Sunday 1st July.

Along with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Scottish Land & Estates, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, British Association of Shooting & Conservation, Scottish Country Sports Association, Moorland Association, National Gamekeepers Organisation and Scottish Countryside Alliance the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust launched the Raising the Game Campaign to raise awareness and make a difference in our rural communities on issues that affect everyone but can be exacerbated by isolation, dedication to the job and stoicism.

One key part of this initiative is a training course which was built by Ex Marines through IED Training.  We are excited and optimistic that attending this half day course will really help to make a difference, change attitudes and create a mindset which will help dispel those problems which can escalate out of all proportion.  Booking is now available and details will be uploaded shortly.

Thank you to everyone involved.  Watch this space!

News archive

“Raising The Game” launch at the Scottish Game Fair

Thank you to GWCT for hosting our launch on a sultry day at Scone on Sunday 1st July. Along with the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Scottish Land & Estates, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, British Association of Shooting & Conservation, Scottish Country Sports Association, Moorland Association, National Gamekeepers Organisation and Scottish Countryside Alliance the Gamekeepers’ Welfare […]

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Annual Clay Shoot & Presentation Day at Rothiemurchus

The Gamekeeping Students, Gamekeepers and Stalkers from far and wide attended the North Highland College UHI Clay Shoot and Presentation Day at Rothiemurchus recently and generously supported the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust through a raffle held on the day.  Keen competition, a fine day and good weather combined along with kindly donated burgers from Highland Game […]

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Running for Gregor

Jacob completed his Ultra (38 miles!) run at the end of May – a massive challenge and a huge tribute to  his friend Gregor, who is missed greatly. Thankyou so much Jacob, raising funds for us along the way and to all those who have supported Jacob and donated on his behalf.       […]

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Lammermuirs Moorland Group Charity Clay Shoot Sunday 17th June 2018

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Abbeystead Dog Show and Scurry

Thank you to everyone involved in the fantastic Abbeystead Dog Show and Scurry which raised £480.00 for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust (supported for the second year).  A fabulous day by all accounts and lots of fun. Especial thank you to Helen Foster and her family and friends – a lot of hard work undertaken.  We […]

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The Jamie Neal Memorial Shoot

  A fantastic £1590.00 was raised for the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust organised by Kirsty and supported by Jamie’s parents and friends.  We would like to thank everyone involved and congratulate the winners who are featured below along with Jamie’s Mum and Dad.

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Sportsmans Supper held at Kirkbymoorside in March 2018

The first Sportsmans Supper was held recently at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club with 90 keepers and friends enjoying venison burgers and sausages from a local shoot in support of The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. Organised by Nick Binnington (shown here in full swing during the auction) and supported by the National Gamekeepers Organisation and the British Association […]

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Winner of the GWT Poetry Competition

We were surprised and delighted by the quality and quantity of entries to our poetry competition with the theme: GAMEKEEPING FOR LIFE Thank you to all the entrants and many congratulations.  Thank you too to our judges Sir John Scott Bt, Lady Scott, Lindsay Waddell and Patrick Galbraith. The winner of the adult section is […]

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Latest Newsletter and Review 2017

Newsletter (2) With appreciation to Sarah for being so patient putting this together and to James Bradley for sponsorship through   
 Landmark Rabbit Control Ltd M: 07990 520660 E: james@rabbitcontrol.org www.rabbitcontrol.org

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Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust – Jamie’s Helpline 0300 1233088

Improved service for 24/7 helpline The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust Jamie’s Helpline is generously supported by the family of Jamie Neal who was a gamekeeper and sadly took his own life in 2016. We are very fortunate to have received generous funding from the family of Jamie Neal which will make this helpline more accessible and […]

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