Scottish Gamekeepers Association

Gamekeepers ‘indispensable’ to the community

The economic benefits of shooting are reaffirmed by the SGA

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Young Gamekeeper of the Year announced

20-year-old Duncan Seaton from Dores near Inverness was announced as Young Gamekeeper of the Year

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SGA Young Gamekeeper nominations now closed

The SGA has closed nominations for the Young Gamekeeper of the Year award 2015, and is now inviting nominations for a new award

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Reaction to Scottish land reforms

BASC and the SGA have commented on the introduction of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, that could see important tax exemptions for stalking and shooting scrapped

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Stoat traps under threat

An international agreement designed to regulate the fur trade in Europe and America could result in the UK banning currently legal stoat traps. Stoat traps in the UK are widely used for pest control, not for the fur trade, but the

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Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Nominations open

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association is once more looking for the Young Gamekeeper of the Year. As part of the organisation’s Year of the Rural Worker, the award will be presented to an individual who has shown great skill and passion in

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The hot hare debate

Mountain hare has been a controversial topic in the press this week, with wildlife charities calling on the Scottish government to impose a three-year cull ban on the species.  Gamekeepers have called this proposal “environmentally irresponsible”. The charities, including the RSPB

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Deer cull threatens jobs

Rural jobs could be at risk due to extreme deer culls in Scotland.

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Capercaillie plan

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association has criticised the capercaillie plan for making little mention of predator impact on the population.

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