The Countryside Alliance announce that Jamie Stewart is to take up the role of Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance early next month.
As Director, Jamie’s role will be diverse. He will liaise with politicians regarding legislation affecting rural Scotland, and his role will also include front-line membership, media, campaigning and fund-raising work.
Jamie said: “I am delighted to be joining the Scottish Countryside Alliance and look forward to working with the team to promote and defend the beautiful Scottish Countryside.
“Rural Scotland and its people face many challenges from isolation to high fuel prices, poor broadband connectivity and various threats to our county sports. II look forward to working hard on our members’ behalf and to meeting as many as possible as I get stuck into my new role.”
Jamie, who is originally from Argyll, has worked for the Countryside Alliance for a year as a specialist shooting consultant and is MD of West-country Wildlife Services – a wildlife consultancy and training enterprise.
He is an experience game and deer manager with a lifetime’s experience of managing wildlife and habitat in the UK.
Previously, Jamie was Director South West England for the British Association for Shooting and Conservation; and his experience of rural life and business make him the ideal choice to lead and develop the Scottish Countryside Alliance.
Jamie added: “I will be working closely with our experience political and campaign teams in London to tailor campaigns specifically for Scottish interests and am also really looking forward to promoting rural businesses and produce though our popular and established Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards.”