The SGA office is now receiving nominations for our 2022 Awards programme and is keen to hear from you regarding our Young Gamekeeper of the Year, Long Service and Ronnie Rose awards.
First up, we would like to receive Young Gamekeeper nominations by June 24th.
Last year, Jamie Renwick (21) from Invermark Estate proudly collected the award at Scottish Game Fair from the Princess Royal whom, ironically, he had helped successfully stalk a Stag previously.
Once again, the coveted prize is up for grabs and nominations for Jamie’ successor can come from estates, Head Gamekeepers or education providers.
Candidates will either be studying or in the early years of a career as a gamekeeper, river/land ghillie or deer stalker/manager.
By their management and diligence they will have shown themselves to be emerging young advocates for the profession and role examples to their fellows.
The SGA office is already receiving Long Service award nominations so keep them coming if you know someone who has given 40 years- or more- of unbroken service to the sector.
Award winners last year were Roddy Forbes, Brian Dickson, Ian Dempster and John Mcleod.
Again, we’d like to receive all nominations by 24th June. This also applies to the Ronnie Rose Award for Conservation and Education.
Last year, Dr James Fenton (below) won the prize for his advocacy work in support of Scotland’s globally rare moorlands; a resource he is determined that Scotland should not relinquish, even in the face of central policy demands.