Portia Simpson

Portia Simpson was just 24 years of age when she became the first woman ever to qualify as a professional gamekeeper and wildlife manager in 2003. She is also a fully qualified deerstalker. She has worked on estates in the Scottish Highlands, Hampshire and for the Scottish Nature Reserve in the Western isles.

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The H is for Hawk for lovers of the outdoors and wildlife. A fascinating memoir of Scotland’s first-ever qualified female gamekeeper.

Portia Simpson grew up outdoors, always preferring to climb trees than play indoors. Talented and driven, she became the first female to graduate as a Gamekeeper and Wildlife Manager. In this wonderful memoir, Portia tells the story of how she first broke into a traditionally conservative, male-dominated profession and the skills,...

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