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CLA Search for Unsung Heroes of the Rural North

The CLA is launching a search to reward the unsung heroes responsible for maintaining some of the North’s most iconic rural landscapes.

The CLA Long Service Awards are a long standing feature of The CLA Game Fair and provide an annual opportunity to recognise the small band of people who have dedicated their lives to the countryside.


photo courtesy of the CLA

The awards are presented to gamekeepers who have clocked up at least 40 years service on not more than five estates, and provide public recognition of their service to the countryside.

CLA North Regional Director Dorothy Fairburn said:
Gamekeepers are part of the fabric of rural life, but the job they do and the contribution they make to the rich diversity of the British countryside is often overlooked and public recognition of their work is rare.

“Modern gamekeepers need to have environmental and ecological skills and a good understanding of modern technology as well as a deep-rooted understanding of the countryside and its wildlife.

“The CLA Game Fair presents a unique opportunity for everybody who cares about the countryside to say a public thank you to the people who care for the rural North.”

The presentations will take place on the first day of this year’s CLA Game Fair at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 July.

Potential candidates for the awards must be nominated by an employer. Further details and how to nominate an individual can be obtained from Bex Welti on: 0207 2019522


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