Branch information and events
|Vice Chairman / Assistant Range Officer||Jim McQueenie|
|Committee Member||Major (Retd) Grenville Irvine-Fortsecue|
|Committee Member||William Cruickshank|
|Committee Member||Simon Blackett TD|
|Committee Member||Robert Ruxton|
|Committee Member||Michael Eamer|
|29 Apr||Branch Clay Pigeon Shoot – Finzean|
|18-19 May||BDS Seminar and AGM - Edinburgh|
|29-30 Jun & 1 Jul||Scone Game Fair|
|3-4 Aug||Highland Field Sports Fair - Moy|
|5-6 Aug||Turriff Show|
|19 Aug||Branch Butchery Demonstration & B-B-Q – Finzean Village Hall|
|26 Aug TBC||Scottish Inter Branch Shoot, Glen Tilt|
|28 Oct||NE Scotland Branch Field Day – Mar Lodge Estate|
|17 Feb||NE Scotland Branch AGM and Auction - Finzean Village Hall , 3pm|
|Vice Chairman||Jim McQueeniefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Range Officer||Brian Thompsonemail@example.com|
|Branch BDS Journal entries co-ordinator||Simon Blackettfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Branch webpage co-ordinator||Grenville Irvine-Fortescueemail@example.com|
The Branch welcomes Mr Michael Eamer as a new Committee Member for the Branch.
The Branch will again be running a number of Range Days over the coming months, both to give the Branch members an opportunity for some target practice, but also to identify and select the best shots to take part in this year’s Scottish Inter Branch Shoot. The Range Day dates are as follows:
Sun 27th May 2018
Sun 10th Jun 2018
Sun 22nd July 2018 - Team selection and final practice.
Branch members wishing to take part in the Range Days are advised to contact the Chairman or Range Officer prior to the Range Day to confirm timings and any other arrangements.
The Branch Committee again proposed at this year’s AGM that the Branch offer another one-off bursary to a young person living within the Branch area of £500 to help towards Gamekeeping College costs and training. If any Branch member knows of a young person whom they would wish to recommend for consideration for the bursary, they should pass the details to the Branch Chairman. Any applicant will be required to set out why they wish to choose a career as a gamekeeper/stalker and detailing any work experience they are under-taking, which college and course they are applying for and how they would use the bursary. The applicant would be required to make a short presentation at next year’s AGM.
Submissions to the Branch Webpage and the BDS Journal
Committee member, Mr Simon Backett now co-ordinates Branch submissions for the BDS Journal. Branch members are requested to submit any articles and photographs of stalking or other sporting events that Branch members may find of interest and which can be used as possible submissions for the Deer Journal.