Monday 17 March 2014


The SGA's Development, Training and Education Manager George Macdonald (far right of photo) held a successful 3-day Deer Stalking Certificate 1 (DSC1) training event over the weekend at Blair Atholl.
Eight participants took the full course, comprising 2 days of training and an assessment day, with all candidates achieving the required competence level, subject to confirmation by DMQ.
George would like to thank all the participants and the venue provider Bridge of Tilt Hotel in Blair Atholl, as well as West Atholl Full Bore Rifle Club, who arranged the lease of the Shooting Range at Blair Atholl Estate.
The training was run in conjunction with approved assessment centre, SRUC Barony College, with Peter Anderson invigilating over the three days.
The SGA will be holding another three-day DSC1 training event, in the Aberfeldy area, towards the end of May.
If you are interested, please book your place now by calling the office on 01738 587515 or by contacting George Macdonald on
In the latest issue of the SGA magazine, there were forms for members to fill in, letting us know which types of training you require, covering all aspects of our industry.
Please take the time to fill these in and return them to the office.
In future, George will also be undertaking one day 'assessment only' courses and also intends to run a DSC1 course every two months, depending on demand.
These will be held in a location suitable for the majority of the participants who have booked a place.