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Wednesday, 15 August 2012
New SCA Director appointed
The Countryside Alliance has announced that Jamie Stewart is to take up the role of Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance in early September.
As Director Jamie's role will be diverse. He will liaise with politicians regarding legislation affecting rural Scotland, and his role will also include frontline membership, media, campaigning and fundraising work.
Jamie, who is originally from Argyll has worked for the Countryside Alliance for a year as a specialist shooting consultant and is MD of Westcountry Wildlife Services - a wildlife consultancy and training enterprise. Jamie is an experienced 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. His experience of rural life and business make him the ideal choice to lead and develop the Scottish Countryside Alliance.
Jamie commented: "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 country sports. I look forward to working hard on our members' behalf and to meeting as many as possible as I get stuck into my new role. I will be working closely with our experienced political and campaigns teams in London to tailor campaigns specifically for Scottish interests and am also really looking forward to promoting rural businesses and produce through our popular and established Scottish Countryside Alliance Awards."