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May VE Celebrations 2020

May day took on a new meaning this year and Victory in Europe day we hope will mean the start of a new normal, setting out how we move from lock down into meeting our loved ones and getting back to work for some and planning ahead for many. VE Day, or Victory in Europe Day, […]

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Personal Message to everyone in the Gamekeeping Community

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 […]

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11th December 2019

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 […]

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News and events

New message from Police Scotland regarding shotgun and firearms licensing during the Corona Virus Crisis

Date posted: March 25, 2020

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 such, in light of the guidance issued by the Government on Monday 16th March, National Firearms and Explosives Licensing has reviewed the current processes in respect of grant and renewal applications and the following will be implemented with effect from Friday 20th March 2020.

NFEL communication for Police Scotland website

News archive

Raising the Game Survey published

The Raising the Game Survey follows on from the initiative in 2008 and which we have been working on since then with the Stag Training courses, packs and other work around supporting gamekeepers and their families. That gamekeepers work long hours, put off retirement and have little outside recreational activity will not be a surprise […]

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Firearms and Mental Health from Police Scotland

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 […]

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New message from Police Scotland regarding shotgun and firearms licensing during the Corona Virus Crisis

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 […]

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GWT Trustee Raymond’s Message

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The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020

  The Year of the Gamekeeper 2020 is a multi organisational initiative which aims to raise the profile of gamekeepers and celebrate their unique position as custodians of the countryside as well as support and sustain the long term future of the Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust. Our ability to support gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies and their families– […]

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March Newsletter 2019

Welcome to the new look monthly newsletter STAG Training Update We have received excellent feedback from the STAG training, which isdelivered on behalf of and in collaboration with the GamekeepersWelfare Trust. The course has been designed by Ex-Marines to tackledifficult issues such as leadership, communication, coping mechanismsand health and well being. The comments we have received are all […]

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Raise the Game

Please complete our survey and share it with other gamekeepers, stalkers & ghillies. This is the link to the survey: https://surveyhero.com/c/6d1ce273

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Raising the Game

“Raising the Game” Launch at The Game Fair Saturday 28th July with members of the NGO, GWCT, CA, CLA,  and BASC supported by British Association of Shooting & Conservation. Countryside Alliance, Country Land & Business Association,  Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Moorland Associaton, National Gamekeepers Organisation, Scottish Gamekeepers Association, Scottish Association of Country Sports & […]

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Lammermuirs Moorland Group Charity Clay Shoot Presentation GWCT Game Fair 1st July

Helen said:  “We were delighted and absolutely astounded to receive a magnificent cheque of £5000.00 at the GWCT Scone Game Fair on 1st July.  Thank you so much to everyone involved who worked so hard on 17th June at the Annual Charity Clay Pigeon Shoot for the Lammermuirs Moorland Group.  This will help us significantly […]

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“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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