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Game Scotland 2019 Conference

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Perth Racecourse

Scone Palace Park

Perth

PH2 6BB

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A great opportunity to glean the latest information on why GWCT research is important to your shoot and game management, including:

  • The current position on trap development and legislation
  • Discussions on the ongoing grouse moor management review
  • How to manage reared gamebirds with reduced antibiotics
  • Adaptive management licences
  • Wise strategies for the handling and marketing of game; innovative conservation cropping for grey partridges, and more…

Current sponsors of the event are Bidwells, Game & Country Ltd and Thorntons Law LLP.

The keynote address will be given by Edward Mountain, MSP for Highland and Islands and Convener of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee of the Scottish Parliament.

Speakers include GWCT advisory, research and policy staff, St David’s Gamebird Services, Scottish Land & Estates, Kings Crops and the British Game Alliance.

Hugo Straker, Senior Advisor for the GWCT and event organiser said: “Ensuring that those who invest in and practice game conservation are well briefed on the legal requirements and best practice knowledge that frame their activities is vital for continuing investment in such beneficial activity.

“We are delighted to offer such a diverse programme that should raise awareness amongst a range of land management interests throughout Scotland.”

Programme (subject to change)

1000: Start
1000-1010: Welcome - David Noble, GWCT Scotland Chairman
1010-1025: GWCT research in the uplands and lowlands: Importance for game, wildlife and practitioners - Dr Adam Smith, Director GWCT Scotland
1025-1040: Keynote Speaker - Edward Mountain, MSP
1040-1100: Tea/Coffee Break
1100-1130: Innovative cropping for game and wildlife conservation: Whitburgh, Balgonie and Auchnerran Case Studies - Alan Johnson, Kings Technical Advisor & Dr Dave Parish, Head of Lowground Research, GWCT Scotland
1130–1145: Grouse Moor Management Review Group: A force for good? Tim Baynes, Director, Scottish Land & Estates Moorland Group
1145-1200: Questions & Discussion
1200-1245: Lunch
1245–1300: Adaptive Management Licences: Strathbraan Case Study - Merlin Becker, GWCT Scotland Trainee Advisor
1300-1330: Tunnel traps after 2019: disaster or opportunity? - Dr Jonathan Reynolds, GWCT Head of Predation Control Studies
1330–1400: Anti-biotics in gamebirds; eliminate the dependency - Matthew Balfour MRCVS St David’s Gamebird Services
1400-1430: Glorious game as food - Tom Adams, British Game Alliance and John Queen, Headkeeper, Linhope Estate
1430-1445: Questions & Discussion
1445–1505: Tea/Coffee Break
1505-1535: Mountain Hare: Hare today, gone tomorrow: A need for counts to refute assertions that sporting estates cause local declines - Ross Macleod, Head of Policy
1550-1605: Questions & Discussion
1605–1620: GWCT Advisory Services & Summing Up - Hugo Straker, GWCT Scotland Senior Advisor

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Scone Palace Park

Perth

PH2 6BB

United Kingdom

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