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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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What we do

The Gamekeepers Welfare Trust today offers four main areas of help for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their dependants and these are as follows:-

 1.  Support in terms of a listening and visiting service which incorporates any area of anxiety and concern and includes retirement, ill health, redundancy, legal problems, employment etc

2.  Financial Grants  for two main areas of support –

a. for those in ill health or in financial difficulty within the household

b.  Young people wishing to make gamekeeping their career

3.  Housing.  The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust provides assistance for housing difficulties through providing information and signposting to professional expertise as appropriate. For those who have rented accommodation in retirement or redundancy situations, provision is available for those eligible to provide – grants for top up rents, deposits and other essentials

4.  Provide an employment register aiming to assist those who wish to source a position as a gamekeeper, stalker or ghillie and any associated assistance i.e. c.v.s, job descriptions, contracts, and placements for apprentices

News

“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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