A life of service

We meet four retired men - a ghillie, keeper, huntsman and stalker - who have dedicated their entire working lives to fieldsports.

Ghillie - George Ross MBE

Third generation Oykel ghille awarded an MBE for services to salmon fisheries within the Kyle of Sutherland.

Scottish Sporting Gazette

?The late 80s were incredible when the grilse runs were so abundant that I still regard it as being like mackerel fishing. I used to have a trailer on my car with which I was fully occupied going round my Rods picking up fish from lunchtime onwards!?

Full interview HERE.?

STALKER - Peter Fraser

After 43 years of service on Invercauld Estate, the SGA's vice chairman is one of the country's leading authorities on deer.?

Scottish Sporting Gazette

"I must admit, there is something magical about being out on the hill and hearing the first roaring stag of the season. I miss that a lot."

Full interview HERE.?

KEEPER - David Taylor

After half a century working as a keeper, on both pheasants and grouse, David is enjoying a busy retirement? on the moor.?

Scottish Sporting Gazette

?It was the interest in wildlife and the countryside that I enjoyed being involved with from the first day till the last. As a keeper, you never cease to learn new things. Everyday you see something different.?

Full interview HERE.?

HUNTSMAN - Trevor Adams?

A hugely influential figure, with 40 years of hunt service to his name; 25 as master and huntsman of the Duke of Buccleuch's Foxhounds.

Scottish Sporting Gazette

?There's great excitement with every meet. Never in all my 40 years of hunt service did that wear off - the buzz was there till the last day, and it will remain. You can never have a bad day's hunting; some are just better than others.?

Full interview HERE.

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