Tuesday, 18 February 2020

AGM PLACES FILLING FAST - BOOK NOW.


It’s just over 2 weeks to the 2020 AGM but spaces inside Caledonian Stadium, Inverness, are filling fast, highlighting just why this is such an important meeting for our industry and way of life.
Please book your space NOW to avoid disappointment.
In recent weeks, there have been 2 major government-commissioned reviews into grouse shooting and deer, with Scottish Government set to announce shortly what it plans to do.
On the rivers, salmon numbers are causing deep concern, with many feeling that action needs to be quicker and more decisive.
The Animals and Wildlife Bill currently going through Holyrood will mean even more significant changes for the industry, at the time when members are just beginning to register how the General Licence changes are going to affect their daily management. 
In train, too, is the Government’s review of fox management and their announcement that fox control using dogs will be limited to 2 dogs only- yet another cut as members try their best to protect birds of economic and conservation concern as well as farm livestock.
Never before have our jobs and way of life been in the spotlight so much, with members rightly demanding robust action. 
New stoat trap regulations will come into being just weeks after the AGM as well so there are many issues to discuss with the membership.
As well as our speaker list, announced earlier, we will be joined by principal sponsor, Grahams of Inverness, as well as Gamekeepers Welfare Trust as they champion the Year of the Gamekeeper.
Representatives from the Denis Brinicombe Group, which specialises in feeds for livestock and wildlife, will also be demonstrating at the event.
To ensure your place at the AGM is booked, and your lunch order is placed, please contact the office on 01738 587 515 or info@scottishgamekeepers.co.uk
Booking is essential so Team SGA can ensure sufficient seating and catering. 

We look forward to seeing you in the capital of the Highlands.