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Estate Ranger



Duties for this role will involve many aspects of estate life and are not limited to a traditional gamekeeping/ stalker role, as such the successful candidate will need to be open-minded and willing to tackle new challenges.


You will report to the Estate Manager but will also interact with Farm Staff and family members.




You will be responsible for:

  • taking out paying clients to stags and hinds on the open hill, as well as, achieving the annual cull of deer as dictated by HIAs, DMGs/ Nature Scot and AECS.

  • culling deer that are causing damage on our low ground, either in agricultural fields or in woodland creation/ forestry blocks.

  • preparing carcasses in the larder for onward transmission to the game dealer to SQWV standards and be able to butcher carcasses for family and estate staff.

  • controlling vermin on the estate to ensure that damage to livestock and game birds is kept to a minimum. This will include Foxes, Corvids and Mustelids.

  • checking that fishermen have permits and managing river banks so that there is clear access for fisherman, for example maintaining styles over electric fences.

  • all aspects of a non-commercial pheasant shoot, such as sourcing pheasants, rearing pheasants, maintenance of pens and other infrastructure, management of beaters and the organisation of shoot days in conjunction with the Shoot Captain.

  • maintaining the larder and ensuring that SQWV standards are upheld all year round.

  • ensuring that the Estate Sheds and Kennels are kept in a clean and tidy manner with basic maintenance carried out including paint work, gutters cleaned, etc.

  • ensuring that equipment and tools are well maintained and capable of performing the work required.

  • daily checks on ranger department vehicles (Pick up, quad bike, spinner and argo) and will liaise with Estate Manager for servicing and MOTs etc.


Other Duties will include:

  • supporting Farm staff with erecting fencing and fence maintenance;

  • helping with the transport of men and dogs during the gathering;

  • supporting Estate Manager with conservation tasks as directed, such as Habitat Impact Assessments, scrub clearance, rush cutting, pond building etc.;

  • supporting the family on any projects with which they require assistance;

  • supporting family members with the provision of firewood; and

  • looking after dogs and birds when family are away




Relevant Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in land management

  • Experience taking out paying guests out deer stalking

  • Experience of game bird husbandry


Specific Skills, Abilities and Qualities

  • We are looking for a dynamic individual who is adaptable and willing to take on new challenges.

  • You will need to be self-motivated and proactive - able to see tasks that need doing – with a keen eye for detail. 

  • You must be able to work alone but also in a team and have good communication skills.

  • Serviceable IT skills are useful to ensure the administrative parts of the role can be fulfilled – returns to Nature Scot, HIA data handling and GPS.

  • Working knowledge of current land management practices, including deer management groups, Agri-Environment schemes, Best Practice Guidelines and relevant legislation.




  • Firearm & Shotgun certificates

  • Driver’s Licence

  • Minimum Level 2 DSC


  • Chainsaw

  • Backpack spraying PA1/PA6

  • ATV (Sit on and side by side)



Auchlyne & Suie Estate

Killin, FK21 8RG

5 miles from local amenities, including primary school, doctors, pharmacy etc.

The position is available immediately or by 7th August at the latest.
Please submit a covering letter and CV to Nicola Colquhoun at
The closing date for applications is 12pm 1st July 2024


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