Community Groups

The regional moorland groups were established to highlight the role that estates and the grouse shooting industry play in community wellbeing and life. Being part of a close community is important for anyone living in a remote part of Scotland and it’s a highly valued part of life by our moorland group members. The stories below offer an insight into the hard work and effort that members contribute whilst undertaking a vast range of responsibilities and community actions…

Angus Glens' Moorland Group

Posted: 02/09/2016

STARVING ANGUS BABY BARN OWL NURSED TO HEALTH

A young female barn owl which was found starving to death has been released back into the wild on an Angus moor.

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Posted: 31/08/2016

ANGUS KIDS RECONNECT WITH NATURE - AND WILD FOOD

A group of Angus school children turned grouse beaters for a day yesterday (Tues) as they followed the fascinating journey of local game from the hilltop to the dinner plate.

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For further information on the Angus Glens Moorland Group please visit the following links:

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Tayside & Central Moorland Group

Posted: 22/06/2016

PERTHSHIRE GAMEKEEPERS AND NURSERY KIDS BUILD HOTEL

The secret lives of ‘beasties’ have been brought to life for a group of Strathearn nursery pupils, with a little help from some resourceful gamekeepers.

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Posted: 20/01/2016

GROUSE MOORS CELEBRATED IN PERTHSHIRE

The number of threatened bird species recorded on Perthshire’s grouse moors was the subject of a special Scottish Parliament reception recently.

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For further information on the Tayside & Central Moorland Group please visit the following links:

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Grampian Moorland Group

Posted: 02/09/2016

GAMEKEEPERS APPEAL TO PUBLIC AFTER DEESIDE VADALISM

Grampian gamekeepers are appealing to the public not to hamper legitimate moorland activities after a number of legal traps were damaged close to a popular walking area.

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Posted: 20/01/2016

SPORTING TENANT AT INVERCAULD PROVIDES SHELTER FOR EVACUATED FAMILY

The sporting tenant of Gairnshiel and the Micras at Invercauld Estate, who does not wish to be named, was horrified when seeing images of the flood damage whilst in Belgium.

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For further information on the Grampian Moorland Group please visit the following links:

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Lammermuirs Moorland Group

Posted: 20/01/2016

NIGHT TIME STUDY THROWS NEW LIGHT ON THE LIVES OF EAST LOTHIAN’S MOUNTAIN HARES

A NIGHT-time partnership between gamekeepers and conservationists in the Lammermuir Hills is helping throw light on the secrets of the mountain hare.

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Posted: 20/01/2016

LAMMERMUIRS MOORLAND GROUP HELPS TO SAVE THE G&T

The next time you’re enjoying a refreshing gin & tonic remember to give thanks to Scotland’s gamekeepers for they are at the forefront of helping to protect and nurture the juniper plant which is used to flavour gin.

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For further information on the Lammermuirs Moorland Group please visit the following links:

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Tomatin Moorland Group


For further information on the Tomatin Moorland Group please visit the following links:

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Loch Ness Rural Communities


For further information on Loch Ness Rural Communities please visit the following links:

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Speyside Moorland Group


For further information on the Speyside Moorland Group please visit the following links:

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