Gamekeeping students shortlisted for Lantra Scotland Awards

Three students from UHI North Highland’s gamekeeping department have been nominated as finalists at this year’s Lantra Scotland’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS).

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Game and Wildlife Management Modern Apprentice Charles Arrindell

NC Gamekeeping students, Jon O’Connor, and Stewart MacDonald, along with Game and Wildlife Management Modern Apprentice, Charles Arrindell have been selected by an independent judging panel made up of influential figures from across the land-based and aquaculture sector.

Students and trainees from across Scotland will gather at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dunblane Hydro on Thursday 9th March for the awards ceremony.  

The ALBAS celebrate learners’ achievements across the rural sector, including agriculture, aquaculture, equine, game and wildlife, and horticulture. The event aims to promote careers within the rural sector and highlight the importance of investing in skills.

Gamekeeping lecturer David Olds said: “One of the many highlights of my job is being able to promote and assist individuals in their career path, so I am very excited to attend the ALBAS Awards in Dunblane. They are all winners in my view and I wish them all the best of luck on the evening, and very much look forward to keeping a close eye on where their successes take them in the future."

UHI North Highland delivers gamekeeping courses to students across Scotland, through a combination of online and work-based learning. Find out more at