Updated: Oct 31, 2021
RAISING THE PROFILE OF RURAL WOMEN #RRW21
International Day of Rural Women
Name: Alice Bugden
Role: Coordinator for Tayside and Central Scotland Moorland Group
Background: Originally from Kent moved up to Scotland with her partner who is a gamekeeper in Perthshire. Has a Degree in Agriculture with Animal Science and is hugely interested in farming and the shooting sectors. Has two young children that were born during the pandemic.
Community Work: her role as coordinator means she is very involved with a number of different communities, mostly rural workers. Has supplied game meat to charities to make meals for families that require free meals and has helped to fundraiser for her local village hall.
Educational work: in previous roles on sheep farms she has hosted school visits, and is now assisting with the Moorland groups new initiative - Estates that educate.
Ambitions and aims- to showcase to the government and public how important the shooting industry is to wildlife and conservation. She would also love to have her own flock of sheep one day.
Favourite meal: anything with shell fish, also likes to replace other meat with game during the season.
‘I feel women are now equally important to the rural sector and are also widely recognised for their contributions. It is no longer a surprise or anything out of the ordinary for women to be in roles that are generally more male dominated and I believe this is assisting the rural sectors into more sustainable and modern practices.’