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Trainee/ Underkeeper Required on Grouse Moor in Angus Glens.  

Working with Head Keeper on family owned estate. Helping to further develop both walked up and driven days of grouse shooting.  

Excellent opportunity for the right candidate to prove themselves and develop a good reputation in sustainable grouse moor management. 

Essential Requirements 

Clean Drivers Licence,  
Firearms & Shotgun Licences,  
Quad/ATV Tickets,  
Previous grouse moor experience

Newly renovated 2 bedroom accommodation available and a competitive, experience related salary for the right candidate 

Please reply to Louise Small at with CV and Covering Letter 

Closing date for applications is:12.00 noon, Friday 30th October 2020


Beat Keeper required for Lochindorb Estate, Morayshire.

Grouse experience preferred. Must be capable of working alone using own initiative as well as part of a team.

Must have current shotgun & firearms certificates Good opportunity for someone to further their career on a family run estate.

Please apply in writing to :- Kevin Begg, Keepers House, Lochindorb, Grantown on Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3PY, or by email to

Fisheries Officer / Bailiff
Beauly District Fishery Board

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Fisheries Officer / Bailiff with the Beauly District Fishery Board, Beauly, Inverness-shire.

The Beauly District Salmon Fishery Board is a statutory body responsible for the protection and enhancement of salmon and sea trout stocks in the Beauly catchment, including the River Glass, River Farrar and River Beauly.

Description of Role
The Fisheries Officer is responsible for assisting in the protection, monitoring and management of wild salmon and sea trout populations and their habitats in the rivers, lochs and coastal areas of the Beauly district. This involves both office-based and outdoor work, often in or around water, in all weather conditions. The Fisheries Officer will work under the guidance of the Senior Biologist.

The work can be physically demanding and may be carried out in hostile situations, particularly when investigating or preventing illegal fishing activities. The Fisheries Officer will be an excellent communicator, liaising with a range of external bodies (e.g. Police, SSE, angling clubs, councils, academic institutions, fishery trusts, ghillies and fishery owners). They will demonstrate resilience, self-motivation and genuine enthusiasm for the role.

Responsibilities & duties
The general duties of a Fisheries Officer are:
1. Lead in the protection of salmon and sea trout stocks through the enforcement of current salmon fisheries legislation;
2. Assist the District Fishery Board and others to gain a detailed and up to date understanding of the status of salmon and sea trout populations within the district;
3. Assist in the delivery of targeted fisheries management activities to maximise the natural production of salmon and sea trout in the Beauly district; and

Skills and Background
The post holder is required to have a minimum of two years’ experience of working in a similar field, demonstrate practical field skills and ideally have a qualification in a fisheries or environmental related subject. The post holder will be a good communicator, able to work alone, often in remote locations, show evidence of self-motivation and have a positive proactive attitude.

The following qualities are essential:
- Demonstrable practical enforcement skills;
- Successful completion of the Institute of Fisheries Management (Scotland) Water Bailiff Course;
- An understanding of the riverine environment, countryside management and catchment pressures;
- Experience in conducting robust field surveys;
- A full UK driving licence, ideally with trailer towing endorsement; and
- An ability and willingness to work with members of the public, volunteers and liaise with stakeholders.

The following qualities are desirable:
- Demonstrable accreditation and experience in habitat and electrofishing surveys;
- Chainsaw certificate with relevant experience;
- P6 AW spraying certificate; and
- A current shotgun and firearms certificate;

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter should be submitted to Clerk to the Board at, or by post to: - Clerk to Beauly District Fishery Board, Bidwells, Elm House, Cradlehall, Business Park, Inverness IV2 5GH. Applications should be clearly marked ‘Fisheries Officer, Beauly DSFB’.

Closing date is 6 November 2020 and the successful candidate will be expected to start work at a mutually convenient date. Please contact Alastair Campbell on 01463 796050 for further information.

Wildlife Ranger, Based in Hawick
£25,138 - £26,525 plus benefits

Background Information
It’s an exciting time for us here at Forestry and Land Scotland. As we continue to grow as a new agency of the Scottish Government, we are looking for a Wildlife Ranger to join us on our journey.

This is a great opportunity to work in an area of Scotland that is renowned for its stunning scenery and land based outdoor pursuits, so if you are passionate about working on the land and wildlife management we want to hear from you.

Our South Region provides the greatest volume of timber to local and national supply chains, supporting economic development. We also have areas that provide significant environmental and recreational value, such as the Glentress & Newcastleon 7stanes mountain bike centres.

The wildlife team consists of 11 Wildlife Rangers and 4 Wildlife Ranger Managers, responsible for wildlife control of four deer species - Roe, Fallow, Sika and Red, along with a population of feral goats and pigs.

For more information and to apply, please visit our website:

Please quote ref 74799
Closing date: 25th October 2020, 23:55

No recruitment agencies please.

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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: 


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:


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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