Callum’s ‘game’ for award shortlist

Callum Low is pictured with a horse and lighter.
Callum Low is pictured with a horse and lighter.

An Arbroath trainee gamekeeper has been shortlisted for a prestigious game and wildlife award in a national contest.

Callum Low is in the runnings for one of Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards 2015.

He recently completed a Modern Apprenticeship Level Two in Gamekeeping at North Highland College UHI while working at Dalhousie Estates.

The winner will be announced at an award ceremony and gala dinner on March 5, at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro, hosted by Jim McLaren and celebrity chef Nick Nairn, with main sponsors The Scottish Salmon Company.

Mr Nairn said: “I’m delighted to be giving out the awards at the Lantra event in this Year of Food and Drink.

“Celebrating the achievements of learners is key in any industry. Good training is crucial to developing a well-run agricultural and food and drink sector across the country.

“And here in Scotland we have so much to be proud of right across the industry, from farmers to restaurant owners, and land managers to fishmongers.

“I’m particularly delighted to see that secondary schools and higher education students are being recognised in these awards.”

Kevin Patrick, interim director Lantra Scotland said: “We are delighted to announce our finalists for the Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards 2015 and are extremely grateful to the independent panel of judges for all their hard work.

“These awards continue to play an important role in communicating and celebrating the value of gaining qualifications, developing skills and improving standards.

“This year the standard of award entrants was exceptionally high, which is making the process of choosing our finalists an increasing challenge for the judges.”