After Storm Frank hit Ballater, the group got together and 60 plus gamekeepers joined for a two day project cleaning up the aftermath that other people couldn't. Equipped with all the machinery and the training the lads have had to use them we managed to clear a lot of the debris that littered the river banks and local farmers fields.
We have made a number of educational films from Muirburn to Mountain Hares that are being used as educational tools in schools and colleges in the UK.
The group have attended local farmers markets with our stand, which includes these film viewings, educational displays and demonstrations by the keepers, engaging with the public. We have also raised funds at these events where the money is donated back to local charities.
When microchipping was to be made compulsory by law we held an event open to the public which seen over 200 dogs chipped and £1k raised for charity.
Our gamekeepers grew moustaches for Movember in support of a fellow keeper and member of GMG who had his moustache of over 30years waxed off for men's health cancer charity and raised over £2.5k.
We have also had MSPs and school children attend estate visits to learn more about the work that is carried out on our estates first hand.
We also attend local blood drives and donate countless pints of blood.
The gamekeepers have also turned their hand at modelling, to help raise funds for the River Dee Trust, walking the catwalk at a charity fashion event call Fashions a Keeper with Country Ways in Aberdeen.