The Gamekeepers' Welfare Trust exists to support gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies, and their dependants past and present.

Helens Blog

Happy New Year

We all say Happy New Year and we hope 2021 is a turning point in our journey together to a new normal after Corvid 19 hit our shores in early 2020. We have all adjusted our home lives and our working lives (some more than others) and been affected
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Happy Christmas from The Game Keepers Welfare Trust

Dear All As we hurtle towards Christmas Day with a huge range of emotions for everyone, family and friends are in our thoughts and minds and not least those who are directly affected by Corona Virus and their livelihoods, we would like to thank
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1st December – Advent and after lock down – almost!

2020 is not a year most people will wish to recall with any affection. However, it is a year to come together and value what is important in our lives. For gamekeepers, many have carried on their work with interruptions along the way, whether being
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The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust – here for keepers and their families – always has and always will

The Gamekeepers’ Welfare Trust has always “been there for gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies” quietly supporting families who are struggling, and individuals who are going through difficult times. The report commissioned by the Scottish Government
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Autumn Leaves

I would like to begin this blog by sending huge congratulations to Alex Hogg on the absolutely fantastic news of the award of an MBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. I cannot think of anyone who deserves this more, giving so much for so long to The
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August - heather and host

July went out with a heat wave and August came in with the eagerly awaited heather bloom to follow. Our "glorious grouse" have encountered different and varying difficulties from predation (increasing), to a reduction in nutrition where heather
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Midsummer - the joys and the challenges

Well, we have had the longest day and are in for a scorcher of a week - welcome news for wildlife and consequential insect life where water is abundant and the showers over the past week or two have certainly helped.It is still uncertain for some
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May VE Celebrations 2020

May day took on a new meaning this year and Victory in Europe day we hope will mean the start of a new normal, setting out how we move from lock down into meeting our loved ones and getting back to work for some and planning ahead for many. VE Day,
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Personal Message to everyone in the Gamekeeping Community

To all gamekeepers, stalkers, ghillies, past present and future and their families These are uncertain times for everyone but we are fortunate at least to live where we do, with our shoots and estates where we can continue our work with little
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