Borders College

Gamekeepers’ gathering earns student ‘Best Shot’ title

HNC and NC Gamekeeping students and staff from Borders College recently joined almost 100 Gamekeepers at the annual Scottish Gamekeepers’ Day, hosted by BASC (British Association for Shooting and Conservation) in the grounds of Scone Palace.

The students and staff enjoyed a day of talks, presentations and networking. Subjects included deer population management, sporting rates, Scottish Natural Heritage’s snaring review, wildlife crime and shoot disruption. The event is also a fantastic way for Gamekeepers, who tend to work remotely due to the nature of their job, to get together and share good practice.

Borders College student Greg Blundell (from Kinross) won the Student Best Shot Competition where he was up against students from SRUC Elmwood and North Highland College UHI.

Congratulations to Greg, who was presented with a voucher and engraved shield in honour of his success (pictured presenting Greg with his shield is Mike Holliday, Chairman of BASC Scotland’s Gamekeeping and Wildlife Management working group).

Pictured left to right in the group photo are NC Gamekeeping students Adrian Jackson, Sean Hall, James Edgar and Greg Blundell.

Published: Tue 28th Mar, 2017