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What a difference a week makes

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Stag Training

The Stag Training Course has been designed by Ex-Marines to tackle those difficult issues for example:  leadership, communication, coping mechanisms and health and well being.  By being open and honest many situations can be resolved and individual problems alleviated.  Everyone has issues from time to time which can cause stress and anxiety – a difficult shooting season, family problems, illness or a myriad of other difficulties which can build up if action is not taken.

This course is interactive, interesting and thought provoking.

One half day (3 hours) in three sections with lunch/supper in a number of locations around the country.  If you are interested or wish to book a course as an individual or as an estate team contact us on 01677 470180 enquiries@thegamekeeperswelfaretrust or complete the form below.

Booking form Stag Training



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 […]


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 […]