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

WILDLIFE CRIME: PARTNERSHIP, PREVENTION AND PUNISHMENT IS THE WAY FORWARD

Friday May 26, 2017

By Tim Baynes, Director of the Scottish Moorland Group The shooting community was pleased to see the press release from RSPB, Scottish Raptor Study Groups and the Scottish Wildlife Trust calling for a progressive partnership.  The press release marks a welcome change from some of the recent comment and allegations and backs up our community’s …

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MOORLAND MANAGEMENT EFFORT IN TACKLING WILDFIRE

Wednesday April 12, 2017

There is currently an army of gamekeepers and local fire services who work together to stop the spread of wildfires in the warmer, dryer summer months. To prevent such fires taking place gamekeepers have been busy carrying out seasonal burning and cutting of heather to remove over-dominant vegetation and enable the heather to regenerate healthily. …

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GAMEKEEPER DITCHES 32 YEAR OLD MOUSTACHE FOR MEN’S HEALTH CHARITIES

Thursday December 01, 2016

By Lianne MacLennan, Grampian Moorland Group Coordinator A Grampian gamekeeper who hasn’t been without his signature moustache since he was 18 years old has had it waxed off to raise vital cash for men’s health charities. For 32 years, Leslie George (50), a gamekeeper in Strathdon, has had a full moustache, with even his wife …

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