A week ago we were preparing for the coronavirus shut down not really realising the effects it would have on all our lives, both personal and in our work. For the gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies the situation has changed immeasurably. Whilst we still live in beautiful places, where we can isolate quite comfortably for the […]
To all gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies, past present and future and their families These are uncertain times for everyone but we are fortunate at least to live where we do, with our shoots and estates where we can continue our work with little effects in restrictions around the home at least. We are encouraged to see […]
ON election day and approaching a time of giving perhaps it is time to take stock and consider how fortunate we are, even in these testing times. The resilience of gamekeepers in the face of multiple challenges is amazing, just getting about this autumn has been difficult enough. To hear and see the sheer ignorance […]
The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependents past and present
GWT provides financial grants for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and their families in times of hardship, ill health and retirement. Small grants are available for young people making gamekeeping their career. The helpline is a key part of the service providing a confidential listening service with information and support on a wide variety of issues including health, retirement, redundancy, housing and employment issues.
Firearms and Mental Health Introduction EVERYONE’S mental health is important and at some point, in all our lives the majority of us will be affected by circumstances or feelings that can impact negatively on us. It is important that members of the shooting community, as well as their family, friends and colleagues, understand that it’s […]
NFEL – Coronavirus response The current unprecedented circumstances in respect of the Coronavirus has impacted on the ability of Police Scotland to deliver a number of business as usual functions. It is necessary that we have as many officers as possible available to front line operational policing and support our colleagues in the NHS. As […]