Growing up on a housing estate may be considered not the most inspiring of surroundings for a career in the Gamekeeping industry.
As a young lad ever in search of a new wilderness to explore, the remnants of woodland around the council estate could not contain me for long.
As I got into my early teens I had already been reading with fascination the tales of old gamekeepers. At 15 I was fortunate to get a weeks works experience at a local pheasant shoot, from that point on I was hooked.
I left school and managed to secure my place at an agricultural college spending one day a week there and 6 days at my work placement. Once my two years were up I was offered a full time position, I spent the next 6 years there.
Moving to North Yorkshire to take an Underkeepers position was a great experience for me. I spent ten inspiring years in North Yorkshire and met many wonderful people. This was the place that kick started my passion for deer management.
I have spent the last 14 years on the beautiful Isle of Skye, where my passion for deer knows no bounds. Its been a privilege to take on the role as Head Gamekeeper Stalker here at Fearann Eilean Iarmain, not only has my career grown here but my family too.
My wife and I have been fortunate to raise four beautiful girls here, and who knows, one of them may take over from me one day.
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