Who are your stars of 2024?

Image of a gamekeeper standing in a field of bracken.

Overlayed text reads: "What ye up to? I'm out standing in my field"We’ve all seen the funny meme. Now, here’s your chance to be ‘out standing in your field’ (sic).

At the SGA we like to reward good people and good work.

Whether young, not so young - or in-between - our SGA Awards provide opportunities for everyone.

Now it’s time to nominate 2024’s potential ‘stars’.

This year, we will also be inaugurating a brand NEW award, too. 
It’s exciting - so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement in the coming days.

The SGA Young Gamekeeper of the Year award recognises an individual who is an ambassador for the profession, whether in gamekeeping, managing deer, river ghillie-ing or wildlife management. 

It is a prestigious honour, won last year by Finlay Shand (see video below + Subscribe to our YouTube channel).


An individual can be nominated by a college lecturer, a senior colleague, land/beat owner or even a visitor who knows a person’s qualities through participating in country sports. The key criteria is that they know the individual and what they bring to the profession.


The person nominated could be studying or in the early stages of a career. Someone who enters the profession later, but is still in the early stage of a career, can still be nominated.


The Award will be presented at the SGA stand at GWCT Scottish Game Fair on Friday 5th July, 2024. We look forward to receiving your nominations.


A Lifetime's Work

Peter Fraser is presented with the Ronnie Rose Award by SGA chairman Alex Hogg.
Alex Hogg (left), Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association with Peter Fraser of Crathie.

The Ronnie Rose Award recognises individuals whose work in management, education or conservation on river, low ground, hill or forest is deserving of greater recognition. Named after late wildlife manager, forester and author Ronnie Rose MBE, who was a leading figure in the early years of the SGA, this Award has been won by some notable individuals.


Last year’s winner was Peter Fraser (see image above) a lifelong and passionate advocate for red deer, who continues to champion the species and their humane management today.

The award will be presented at Moy Country Fair on Friday 2nd August 2024.


Anyone can nominate for this award, providing they know the special qualities an individual possesses.

True Servants

Our Long Service Medals honour individuals who have given 40 years or more of unbroken service to the profession on either land or river. Nominations can be received from anyone who knows an individual’s career history and can provide written evidence of this, such as dates and ground/beats/estates worked on. Family members or bosses often provide these nominations and we look forward to receiving all of them.


These medals can be given out at both the GWCT Scottish Game Fair and/or Moy Country Fair, depending on winners’ availability and when nominations are received.


All nominations should be sent to info@scottishgamekeepers.co.uk with the new deadline of June 21st.

Get nominating NOW!

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