Welcome to The Gift of Grouse 

The red grouse – Lagopus lagopus - is the truly unique native bird of Scotland. 

It is at the heart of the magnificent landscape that forms such a large part of Scotland’s stunningly beautiful scenery.

The splendour of Scotland’s renowned purple heather is the home of the red grouse – and this is where it gives in so many different ways.

Tourism, employment, conservation and the creation of a gateway to the countryside all directly benefit from the grouse.

Scotland is a world class destination for country sports such as grouse shooting which are now more accessible to people from all walks of life and are being enjoyed by young and old.

They appreciate and are passionate about the The Gift of Grouse.

Community Moorland Groups

People are at the heart of Gift of Grouse.

The campaign aims to tell the story of the grouse shooting and grouse keeping industry, through the people who are involved with it every day of their lives – gamekeepers, their families and local businesses such as garages, butchers, restaurants and hotels who work closely with estates across rural Scotland.

Local moorland groups are well on their way to being established in key grouse shooting areas in Scotland – organised, managed and driven by local people and are wholeheartedly promoting the positive benefits of moorland management and conservation.

Outstanding examples of this commitment is the work done to date by the Angus Glens Moorland Group, Grampian Moorland Group, Lammermuirs Moorland Group and the Tayside & Central Moorland Group. Please click on the links below to read more about each group:

Angus Glens Moorland Group Grampian Moorland Group
Lammermuirs Moorland Group Tayside and Central Moorland Group
Lammermuirs Moorland Group
Angus Glens Moorland Group
Tayside and Central Moorland Group

Video


The Gift of Grouse

The Gift of Grouse


Grouse Counting

Grouse Counting


A guide to shooting

A Guide to Shooting


A guide to shooting

Nick Nairn launches the Glorious Twelfth 2016


 

Share your moorland stories by emailing:

info@giftofgrouse.com

 

The Gog Blog

GAME GIFTS FOR THE NEEDY AT CHRISTMAS

Saturday December 23, 2017

Gamekeepers and estates across Angus and Grampian have teamed up to provide meals of fresh local game for over 550 homeless and vulnerable people this Christmas. Over the past year Angus Glens Moorland Group and Grampian Moorland Group have been working with several community causes to supply healthy, free-range game meat to those with limited …

More

TOP CHEF BRIAN GRIGOR SUPPORTS GREAT BRITISH GAME WEEK

Thursday November 16, 2017

Brian Grigor, head chef of Michelin starred Number One at The Balmoral Hotel, is supporting the efforts of the Gift of Grouse and Scotland’s regional moorland groups in highlighting the ‘hill-to-plate’ credentials of grouse to mark the start of Great British Game Week, 20th – 26th November 2017. Grouse has growing in popularity on the …

More

CAR BOOT GUISING AND A COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN

Thursday November 02, 2017

Don’t kids love Halloween! But for working families of grouse keepers in the glens, making sure they aren’t missing out on all the fun (yet again) is a bit of an ask. Going round the doors to their pals’ houses for trick or treating or ‘guising’ isn’t easy if you live a few miles up …

More