Educating children about countryside with new book

Scottish Gamekeepers Association Chairman Alex Hogg, book author Katrina Candy, an interested 'fox', stalker Sandy Lean and 'Biscuits' the Spaniel (sitting) and book illustrator, Val Barr launch the new book in Perthshire.
Scottish Gamekeepers Association Chairman Alex Hogg, book author Katrina Candy, an interested 'fox', stalker Sandy Lean and 'Biscuits' the Spaniel (sitting) and book illustrator, Val Barr launch the new book in Perthshire.

A new children’s book was launched at the end of last year by two leading wildlife organisations which aim to educate children about the countryside and the wildlife which inhabits it.

‘Stag Munro’s Golden Encounter’ is written by former ‘Forfar Dispatch’ and ‘Kirriemuir Herald’ reporter - Perthshire author Katrina Candy and is a stirring tale of wildlife survival in the Scottish Highlands.

The book was published to celebrate the culmination of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association Year of the Wader 2014 and cleverly weaves conservation messages through an exciting tale which follows the adventures of head keeper Stag Munro and his lovable spaniel Biscuits.

The SGA Charitable Trust and charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust will both benefit from sales of the book which has been beautifully illustrated by artist Val Barr.

Adam Smith, GWCT Director Scotland, said: “Stag Munro is a fantastic character created by Katrina and is an excellent vehicle to gently explain aspects of wildlife conservation to the younger reader. As the GWCT’s head of PR and education, Katrina is very dedicated to educating our future countryside stewards and we hope many people, old and young, will love the book.”

Alex Hogg, SGA Chairman, was delighted that the story had been so well received.

He said: “Katrina and Val have done a great job. The conservation benefits of game management are often poorly understood so this is a fun and accessible way for children to learn more.’

‘Stag Munro’s Golden Encounter’ follows on from Katrina’s first book, ‘Captain Partridge and the Fire People’. Both titles are now on sale at House of Bruar, Amazon and also the GWCT online shop and the SGA website and office.