Tuesday 24 February 2015


Members are reminded that this year’s AGM is on Friday March 6th at Perth Racecourse.
As members will know through their email newsletter at the turn of the year, through the website, news posts and social media bulletins, the AGM date has been known for some time. We can now give some more detail on the morning's events.
SGA Chairman Alex Hogg and the Committee will be delighted to welcome you on the day, with the Chairman outlining the organisation’s principal objectives for 2015 in what promises to be another busy year.
Following the success of the 2014 SGA Year of the Wader programme, there will also be an official announcement regarding the next themed year, with the emphasis in 2015 on the people who make Scotland’s countryside and communities tick.
Following the Chairman’s address, there will be an extensive list of guest speakers (6 in total) covering everything from river management, veterinary investigations and toxicology to deer farming.
NGO Chairman and highly respected Raby Estate gamekeeper, Lindsay Waddell, will also address the audience on cross-border management issues affecting all of us.
“Last year, we emphasised that being an SGA member was about being part of a proud, extended family with a shared goal to ensure our sport and way of life continues well into the future, no matter the challenges. This year is going to be another big year, with a UK election and Land Reform on the parliamentary agenda. That’s why the AGM is important. Not only is it a great opportunity to meet people, it is a chance for the members to put forward their views on all the topics affecting them,” said Chairman Alex Hogg. 
Registration will begin at 9am, with tea, coffee and bacon rolls being served. SGA partners, Ford, will also be demonstrating a range of vehicles outside the AGM venue; with members entitled to significant savings on a large number of work and leisure models.
A Buffet lunch (£5, for members only) will be served around 1pm, following the closing address.
There will also be a draw for a pair of premium Swarovski Optik binoculars, kindly donated to the SGA by  the Austria-based prestige optical company.
The CL Companion 8x30 binoculars normally retail at £800 but members and non-members can purchase tickets for £5 for a chance to get their hands on one of the best compact, light-weight, precision optics money can buy.

For our January website post about the 2015 AGM, see: http://news.scottishgamekeepers.co.uk/2015/01/2015-scottish-gamekeepers-association.html