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Kellas Estate has a diverse and exciting position available: Countryside and Estate Representative.

The Kellas Estate is renowned for the high quality of its commercial driven days, its stalking, its commercial trout fishery, along with its simulated shoot and 4+ star rated holiday homes, all set in the beautiful Morayshire countryside.

The Countryside and Estate Representative will need the necessary qualifications and experience to assist the team in running this diverse rural business.

Being a team player is essential. The role requires the successful candidate to carry out all tasks reasonably requested to ensure the Kellas Estate’s smooth running. Whilst the administration of the Kellas Shoot lies at the heart of this appointment, a willingness to support all Estate operations is vital. Assistance with holiday lettings when requested, ground and general maintenance, vermin control, administration of the Fishery, organising agreed stalking outings and simulated shoots all add to the creation of this stimulating and rewarding position.

The post of Countryside and Estate Representative comes with an attractive remuneration package, a private cottage, kennels, an Estate vehicle, along with all the necessary equipment to fulfil the role.


  • Valid Firearms/Shotgun Certificates
  • Clean UK driving licence
  • At least 5 years’ experience as Gamekeeper
  • Available to work flexible hours when required

Please email  your CV and Application letter to the Estate Office:

Closing date: 1st of June 2022

Start date; negotiable, ideally before the 1st of August 2022.

Beat Keeper  and Under Keepers – Scottish Borders

As part of our ongoing growth strategy and in expectation of a busy season we have recently recruited additional keepers and now have a vacancies for additional  Beat Keepers and Underkeepers .

Working on a busy, highly successful commercial reporting to the Head keeper

The terrain includes steep sided valleys and remote areas.

Maintaining high standards of quality and hygiene, animal welfare and health and safety

The work includes :

  • Working on a large rearing field with partridge and pheasant chicks from day old to release
  • Building release pens
  • Ability to whistle feed Pheasants to establish them in drives, hand feeding daily
  • Feeding partridges and Pheasants on the hill
  • Assisting in running the beating line on shoot days
  • Team working qualities are essential

Team working qualities are essential

Driving licence is preferable.

Firearm and shotgun certificate are essential

Training will be provided as required including ATV training

Cottage accommodation will be provided

Please contact Nicky Ackerley on 01822 870270 for further details or email Nicky with your CV by May 31st 2022.


Position available (Now for two years for a trainee keeper on traditional sporting beat utilizing hill ponies for deer extraction.

Pony experience essential / Quad and Argo tickets preferred although training will be given.

Accommodation provided and competitive rates of pay.

Please send a brief CV / covering letter to


We are looking for a talented hill keeper to work with our senior hill keeper with the aim of restoring the grouse moor.  The successful candidate will be a solid team worker  and will be expected to help on pheasant shoot days as well as deer management activities on the estate.  Candidates should be self-motivated, conscientious with a strong desire to succeed.  They will hold a valid  firearm and shotgun certificate as well as a clean driving licence

A competitive package is offered depending on experience.  Please send a detailed CV to              


Wildlife Manager, Dalmeny Estate

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Wildlife Manager at Dalmeny Estate, acting as gamekeeper for the private low ground shoot, deer control, vermin control and general park ranger duties. The role requires someone experienced in all areas and an excellent communicator, particularly in dealing with the general public.

Applicants must have full UK driving licence, valid firearms and shotgun certificates. ATV Sit Astride, chainsaw and pesticide certification also desirable.

Package includes accommodation and kennels, pension scheme, and work vehicle.

Full job description available on request. All applications in strict confidence with a full CV and copies of relevant certificates by Friday 13th May to


An exciting position for a Beat Gamekeeper has become available on Islay Estates.  This role would be ideally suited to a young, motivated individual with a passion for wild game management.

Duties will include guiding guests deer stalking, organising wild shoot days (currently driven and walked up woodcock and snipe), goose/duck flighting and guiding guests fishing for salmon, and sea/brown trout. 

A key element of the role will be establishing a rich, biodiverse habitats across the Estate alongside regular predator control, both of which will be instrumental in achieving a sustainable wild pheasant population and increase in red grouse numbers. Working alongside the farm department, utilising livestock, will be essential for successful habitat creation and management.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute and work with other departments in maintaining woodland, managing riverbanks and general Estate maintenance.

A positive attitude and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team is essential.

Experience with ATV’s is advantageous but full training will be given. 

Driving licence and shotgun/firearms certificates essential.

Excellent accommodation is available as part of the role.

Please contact Gillian Bignal for more information or to apply for this position:


A seasonal Pony Boy/ Girl from June – December 2022 is required on Fealar Estate, near Pitlochry in Perthshire. The successful candidate will be required to work alone and as part of a small team. Duties will include caring for four Highland Ponies of varying ages to be used for recovering stags and hinds from the hill, assisting the head stalker with some sheep duties and general estate maintenance. Experience working with livestock and a full driving license essential. Modern accommodation, heating and internet provided. 

Please email your CV and cover letter to   



I am currently in the process of looking for a new opportunity within the game keeping industry.  I am currently employed as a trainee keeper and have been in my current position since May 2019 when I started my work placement whilst completing my Modern Apprenticeship and National Certificate in Game Keeping. I have now completed the qualification and I’m looking the next steppingstone in my career.  

My duties vary and include all aspects of grouse, deer, and moorland management and during the stalking season I am walking and driving ghillie for the senior beat keeper.  This role has enabled me to gain invaluable skills whilst gaining a qualification at the same time.  As a person I am hardworking, reliable and enjoy working as both a team member and on my own. I have a full clean driver’s licence, Firearms, and shotgun certificate as well as many practical qualifications that all help me with my day-to-day duties in my role as trainee keeper.


I am currently enrolled in the Gamekeeping - NC at Borders College, Newtown St. Boswells and am looking for a placement as soon as possible until June this year. I have been accepted on the Gamekeeping with Wildlife Management - HNC course starting in September, and will be looking for a placement for the academic year which will be 3 weeks at college followed by 3 weeks placement during term time. I live in Hawick, and hoping to have my driving licence by the end of the summer. I would be willing to live on site if accommodation was available. If a reference is required, this can be provided


After February 2022 I will be looking for a permanent position ideally within deer stalking . I have enjoyed my time as a seasonal ghillie and I am now looking for a placement within Scotland. I am 23 and willing to relocate providing there is accommodation and I am working to gain my driving licence and currently hold Argo, ATV and shotgun tickets and currently applying for my firearms. – CV available from SGA office with reference number quoted.


We are applying for a live-in position, ideally in a remote location in the UK, that utilises our collective skills as lodge/camp/game farm managers. We are British citizens, with South African dual citizenship, resident in the Kalahari Desert in Botswana for the past 11 years and returning permanently to the UK in January 2022. We are low maintenance professionals with strong business capabilities for taking the vision forward for any establishment in the hospitality/game farming/hunting industry.  - CV available from SGA office with reference number quoted.


A qualified tree surgeon and have experience in fencing and can operate a telehandler and mini digger I've driven tractors. Looking for work on a shooting estate, I've worked on estates in Northumberland so have knowledge of lawn care strimming and hedge pruning. CV available from SGA office with reference number quoted.


Security person, housekeeper, houseman, cleaner, dog-sitter, ghillie, driver, stockman, gardener, general factotum etc available in exchange for self-contained non-shared accommodation and a modest wage. For a detailed CV please email:


I am seeking an apprenticeship on a mixed Scottish estate as I have applied to North Highland College UHI for a SVQ2 Modern Apprenticeship in Gamekeeping. I’m 16 years old (turning 17 in June). I am reliable, resilient, honest, fit and hard-working; I am independent yet enjoy working in a team. From a young age I have been very interested in pursuing a career in the outdoor sector.

I enjoy being in the outdoors whether it be fishing or hill walking. In December I stalked and culled my first Red Deer hind on a local estate, where, in the summer/autumn I gained valuable experience grouse beating. I have had some experience with horses as I used to ride when I was younger. I have driven quad bikes and an Argo and aim to attend an intensive driving course as soon as possible. I am due to leave school may and I’m keen to start an apprenticeship as soon as possible. CV and contact details can be obtained from the SGA Office.


An enthusiastic, reliable and capable Israeli with a European citizenship who finished his army service in 2020 and is interested in ethical hunting for self sustainability and wildlife management is looking for an estate  where he could be an apprentice/volunteer in exchange for accommodation and learn about hunting from an experienced gamekeeper. To discuss further please contact the SGA for a copy of CV and contact information.


A hard working, reliable and capable individual who is keen to get stuck in and help where they can. They have necessary experience with countryside work such as: tractor driving, quad and ATV’s, chainsaw work, fencing and much more. They passionate about the outdoors and all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing. They would really like to learn more about conservation so they can do my part.To discuss further please contact the SGA for a copy of CV and contact information.


A gamekeeping student is currently looking for a placement on an estate while he attends the North Highland College, if you estate is able to offer such a placement please contact the SGA Office for the CV and contact information.


Current Argocat, quad bike and first aid certificates, full clean driving licence with trailer entitlement. DSC Level 2.

.For more information please contact SGA Office.


For more information or CV please contact SGA Office


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: 

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