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A unique opportunity has been created for a Head Keeper on a mixed Sporting Estate under new ownership where Sporting and Conservation are the primary interests.

Applicants must be honest, hard working, trustworthy and have a passion for taking the existing pheasant and partridge shoot on to the highest level.

Experience in Deer management and conservation would be an advantage but not essential.

The Head Keeper will be responsible for the day to day supervision of one under keeper, one trainee keeper plus other seasonal and self employed staff.

An excellent house and remuneration package comes with the position.

Please apply in writing to Stewart Marshall, Rhuval,Tarbert,Argyll, PA29 6YF

Or email covering letter and CV to

Wester Ross – Stalker/caretaker and housekeeper/cleaner couple

Superb opportunity for a couple as sole caretaker/stalker (full-time) and housekeeper/cleaner (part-time) on a sporting estate in Wester Ross.  

Red deer stalking and fishing on loch and river are the principal sporting activities.  There are 4 holiday-let properties on the Estate.  

The stalker/caretaker will be responsible for all operational aspects of running the Estate, including stalking and other outdoor activities and, importantly, take primary responsibility for cleanliness, preparedness of the properties for tenants and property and grounds care and maintenance.   Handyman skills are a must.  Mechanical skills would be an advantage, as would an enthusiasm for developing the overall business of the Estate.

The role of housekeeper/cleaner would be to assist in preparing the properties between lets and in welcoming tenants.   There would be an opportunity to do kitchen and other work for tenants.

Both roles require a “self-starter” approach and excellent interpersonal skills. 

Spacious and bright, newly refurbished accommodation comes with the job.

Full job descriptions and further details are available on request. 

Please apply in writing with a full CV to Alasdair Douglas


Strathmore Estates, Glamis is looking for an experienced, energetic and highly skilled gamekeeper to work as part of the team delivering world class sport and environmental management.

The job will involve running a beat on a low ground shoot, vermin control, deer management, working as part of a team and contributing widely to the Estate.

The position will be available from February 2020 in time for the 2020 season.

The package includes: excellent remuneration, a house, pension scheme and extras.

A full job specification is available on request.  Please forward your application – to include a CV and a covering letter – by post or email to:

William Inglis MRICS, Strathmore Estates, Glamis, Angus DD8 1RJ or email

Closing date for applications is 7th February 2020.

Grouse Keeper – Perthshire

Grouse beat keeper required for Lochan estate in Perthshire. The applicant will be required to have grouse experience and be able to work both individually and as part of a team of three to help build on a good season in 2019. Driving license and firearms, shotgun certificates essential.  3 bedroom cottage with good kennels plus vehicle provided.  Good salary.

Apply with cv in confidence to

Ralia Estate, Newtonmore, Inverness-shire

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grouse Keeper/Stalker

On this diverse 24,000 acre Highland Estate. The preferred candidate will be positive, self-motivated,enthusiastic with the ability to work alone and as part of the Estate's large grouse keeping team.  Right attitude is regarded higher than experience.

A good financial package is available including a centrally heated 3 bedroom house.

Apply in writing or email with current CV to:

Alasdair Findlay, Ralia Lodge,Newtonmore, Inverness-shire, PH20 1BD Email:

Islay Estate Company - Head Keeper

Mixed Stalking and Shooting Estate on the Isle of Islay

An exciting opportunity has arisen on a family Estate extending to 55,000 acres comprising of Red deer stalking, unique rough shoot with woodcock, plus some pheasant and partridge together with fishing on a salmon river and lochs. The successful candidate will lead a small team of 2 full time beat keepers and a trainee. The Estate also comprises a busy hotel, an in hand farming operation plus tenanted land. The Head keeper is expected to provide leadership and hands on commitment to the Game department and to work across all other areas of the business, it is imperative to have the ability to work as part of a team.

Boats and a good mechanical knowledge/ ability would be advantageous.

The position attracts a salary commensurate with experience plus house and vehicle.

Full job description is available on request.

Please apply in writing to Islay Estate Office, Bridgend, Isle of Islay, PA44 7PB or e mail closing date for applications 31st Jan 2020. Interviews Feb 15/16th 



For more information or CV please contact SGA Office


Semi-professional 42 year old Dutch hunter is looking for a work and learning possibility in Scotland.

20 years of hunting experiment in Europe, mostly Red, Roe and wild boar, speaking 3 languages (English, German and Dutch), ATV /Argo experience, experienced with agriculture machines and cattle, DSC 1 & 2

Owning my own company for the last 5 years, Pest control for the Dutch government Specialty: Roe deer, Foxes, rabbits and geese.

Please contact SGA office for more information.


Experience Keeper Seeks Head or Single-Handed Position. Over 20 Years’ Experience in All Aspects of Shoot Management. Excellent Working Dogs. All Relevant Tickets Etc. All Areas Considered.

CV And References on Request. Please Contact: 

Head/single hand position Wanted

Head/single handed position required by very experienced Keeper, Pheasant/Partridge,Grouse, Roe Stalking.  Please contact the SGA office for CV.

Available for estate, keepering, boat, caretaking or lodge work – 63 year old Englishman with experience of nine stag seasons (and two hind seasons) on six different highland estates as ponyman, walking ghillie, Argo/quad/Hagglunds driver. Some sheep, cattle and grouse experience – also maintenance, lodge, kitchen, housekeeping and bar work. Full driving licence (7.5 tonne and trailer), FAC, DSC1, Argo ticket, RYA Powerboat 2, Emergency First Aid at Work, Food Safety 2. Excellent communication and customer facing skills. Any temporary or permanent employment in the highlands with self-contained non-shared accommodation considered. For a full CV, references and further information please email:

Recently graduated Elmwood College Gamekeeping Student - Position Wanted

Recently graduated Elmwood College student where he was studying gamekeeping

From college he gained qualifications and valuable experience in the gamekeeping industry. He gained his Safe Shot qualification, Deer Biology and Quarry Species. He also gained experience in Deer Stalking, caring for and feeding pheasants and also running our own shoot on our estate. Also through this he has gained good communication skills and confidence.

He would welcome the opportunity to discuss this further and is available to talk at anytime. He is open to work experience/voluntary work or a work trial. For a copy of his CV please contact the SGA Office

 Experienced Stalker/Pest Controller/Shepherd - Position Wanted

For more information or CV please contact SGA Office

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