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Elmwood Gamekeeping Student Ryan Just Misses Gold at Scone Gathering

Published Wednesday, 8th April 2015 in Study at SRUC news

Gamekeeping students, Scone Palace

Auchtermuchty’s Ryan Hoggan, a gamekeeping student at the Elmwood campus just missed the gold at the recent gathering at Scone Palace for all involved with the gamekeeping sector.

Ryan was competing in the BASC Scotland Inter College Clay Pigeon Competition for students from SRUC Elmwood, Borders College and North Highland College, Thurso, all of which run course for gamekeeping. The shoot, a traditional part of the annual event at Scone, gives the meeting a competitive edge and allows students to demonstrate the shotgun skills they have learned and achieved during their course work.

Jim Goodlad, Gamekeeping Lecturer at Elmwood said, “Ryan narrowly missed out on the top prize by one point, so it has to be seen as a great achievement for Ryan, and the Elmwood campus course.”

The Scone gathering also offers students and staff the opportunity to network with people and employers in the industry sector.  The day starts with guest speakers who deliver a presentation in the morning, covering topics which are relevant to the student’s coursework.

“This is a well organised annual event, catering for industry, training and education providers,” comments Jim Goodlad.”It is a good example of how they integrate with each other.  Colleges are a very important link and gives assurances for prospective employers, that future employees are trained with best practice high on the agenda. It helps ensure a vibrant future for Gamekeeping.”

Photo Caption: Ryan Hoggan is pictured second from the left, Jim Goodlad is third from the left.

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