The GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count returns…

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The UK’s farmers, gamekeepers and land managers can play their part understanding and helping the survival of songbirds as part of next month’s Big Farmland Bird Count. The count  has been organised by the Game and Wildlife Conservation…

GWCT Scotland appoints a new Head of Research

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Dr Louise de Raad has joined the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust as Head of Research Scotland and also Director of the Scottish Research and Demonstration Farm at Auchnerran, near Aboyne on Deeside. Her work for GWCT in Scotland will…

Viking partners with The Game Fair and The GWCT Scottish Game Fair

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The leading small ship river, ocean and expedition travel company, Viking, have partnered with The Game Fair 2022, which is to be held from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July at Ragley Hall and and the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, 1-3 July Scone Palace.…

GWCT Scottish Game Fair welcomes NEW Country Manager to the Team

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The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, has appointed native Scot David Gibson as its Country Manager handling the event. David – who has a background in commercial roles – has spent the past four years working in events and has been brought on…

Schools Art Competition

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We have run an art competition in Perth and Kinross for 17 years, more recently we have been able to extend this to Grampian (Marr, Kincardine and Mearns and Garioch) and Angus. In time we hope to exand further across Scotland. Each year…

This Christmas give the gift of nesting and brood rearing cover to grey partridges

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The grey partridge’s annual appearance in festive carols and cards is a good reminder to make plans for habitat improvements to help this much-loved farmland bird throughout the year. Despite its elevated position in one of our favourite…

GWCT research finds that aquatic plant cover benefits juvenile Atlantic Salmon

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GWCT RESEARCH FINDS THAT HIGH LEVELS OF AQUATIC PLANT COVER BENEFITS THE ABUNDANCE, GROWTH AND FEEDING OF JUVENILE ATLANTIC SALMON DURING SUMMER In response to three decades of declining Atlantic salmon in most of their native range, scientists…

2021 Grand Grouse Draw

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The GWCT is delighted to once again be able to offer an exhilarating day of driven grouse shooting for eight guns in 2022 on Invermark Estate, Angus plus accommodation for 16 guests. The estate is home to 55,000 acres of stunning countryside…

Bucking the trend – rabbit numbers at our Scottish demonstration farm

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With the Guardian reporting declines in rabbit populations and the importance of intervention in their management, we thought it the ideal time to reflect on how they’re getting on our Scottish demonstration farm. Managing a farm can often…

Use of dogs to control foxes and other wild mammals: Scottish Government consultation

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The Scottish Government is seeking views via a consultation on proposals to strengthen the law relating to the use of dogs to hunt and flush foxes and other wild mammals in Scotland. The proposals include the possibility of implementing a licence…