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 […]
Date posted: January 9, 2018
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 lives and to communities particularly through the excellent work of the Moorland Groups and innovative ways of using game. It is clear we have much to do and our colleges have a vital role to play along with headkeepers and estates who are educating our young keepers.
For the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust, our work is just beginning, and our overall message is that we are here at whatever age you may be, and for however long you may require assistance in whatever capacity.
With very best wishes to you all for a very Happy and Healthy 2018.
We are setting off to the Game Fair in almost record heat but in typical “can do” attitude for everyone attending. Those of us who live and work in the countryside are used to working with nature, the weather and plan accordingly. There is a huge amount of work involved in just a few days […]
2018 began with sadness and tragedy, and we remember those we have lost within the Gamekeeping Community. We have risen to the challenge, coming together in “Raising the Game” to address mental health problems and make a difference. As part of this initiative we began “Stag Training”, which continues around the country in 2019, with […]
Christmas night is a time of reflection after a hectic day of family celebrations or perhaps a solitary day or perhaps a working day – there are certainly always jobs to do whether feeding round, seeing to the dogs or indoors with a lunch to prepare. For the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust it is a time […]
We have now run two Stag Training events and have a progamme of events which can be added to wherever and whenever required. So please ask. In the meantime we continue to be humbled by brave people who support us. With a huge thank you to Fern for running the Great North Run in two […]
We are very much looking forward to The Game Fair where we have our stand on row K1113 (Gunmakers Row) – do call and see us. The work undertaken over recent months through our collective initiative is gaining ground and momentum. With a number of organisations/companies including information on their websites or newsletters and offers […]
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 […]
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 […]