Tuesday 30 July 2019


The SGA welcomes all members and supporters to the presentation of the 2019 Ronnie Rose Award which will take place at 11am in the SGA stand at Moy Highland Fieldsports Fair on Friday August 2nd, 2019.
This is a major event in the organisation's annual calendar and it will be great to see as many well kent faces as possible for the trophy hand-over.
SGA Chairman Alex Hogg will present the award, which was inaugurated by the SGA in 2015, in memory of the late Ronnie Rose MBE.
The award recognises lasting contributions to conservation, habitat, species management or rural education on river, low ground, hill or forest.

About Ronnie Rose: 

Ronnie Rose MBE was a central figure in the SGA’s development, an acclaimed author, forester, and wildlife manager.
His pioneering principles of forest design, which viewed wildlife as an asset, saw him oversee a 300 percent increase in bird species in the forests of Eskdalemuir.
It is in his memory that this annual award is presented, at Moy Highland Field Sports Fair. 
In a 50 year career, Ronnie Rose, whose father and grandfather were both Balmoral Head Stalkers, received many conservation accolades including the Balfour Brown Trophy for Humane and Sustainable Management of Deer.
He helped establish the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park in Loch Lomond and his pioneering work for Economic Forestry Group Scotland at Eskdalemuir is a permanent legacy to his stewardship.
At neighbouring Blackhouse Forest, his management saw lekking blackcock rise by over 50 percent at a time of spiralling national decline.
His book, Working with Nature: The Conservation and Management of Scottish Wildlife is still widely read and appreciated today.

The 2018 award presentation.