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.
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 …
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. …
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 …