Gamekeeper used pigeon lure on Aberdeenshire Estate

2 February 2012

Craig Barrie, a 30 year old gamekeeper from Aswanley Estate, Aberdeenshire, has lost his job after failing to appeal his conviction for using a pigeon-baited larsen trap. He had been fined £520 but appealed his sentence in order to keep his job. He claimed he would lose his ‘gamekeeper licence’ (there’s no such thing – presumably he meant general licence) and would not be able to work. Two appeal court judges rejected his appeal yesterday.