The GWCT Grampian regional group held a very successful tour of Allargue Estate, which is the 2014 joint Gold Award Winner of the prestigious Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation. The open afternoon, which was led by GWCT Scotland's senior advisor Hugo Straker and head keeper Neil Brown, was a unique opportunity for members to see first-hand the remarkable improvements that have been made to wildlife habitats and how sensitive tree removal can benefits a number of species including black grouse, lapwing and curlew.
Despite having all seasons in one day (including snow!) visitors were treated to view not one but two black grouse leks! The evening ended with a delicious BBQ provided by the Estate.
Grampian Regional Chairman Ali Loder said: "We are very grateful to Adrian and Rosey Walker for kindly opening their doors and hosting GWCT members and supporters. We are delighted that a Scottish estate has been recognised by the prestigious Purdey Awards and we hope that today’s event will encourage others to apply."
For further information on the Purdey Awards please see here.
This event was kindly sponsored by Snowmobile Scotland.