I was brought up on a council estate within a large town but always longed for outdoors amongst the hills and woodlands. Little did I know where my journey would take me, from that first day as a YTS Gamekeeper at the tender age of 15 working on a commercial pheasant and partridge shoot to now as Head Gamekeeper Stalker on a Highland estate. My chosen career has given me so many experiences and allowed me to enrich the experience of the outdoors to others.

Winners of the Golden Plover Award for Land Management 2017
Gamekeeper of the Year 2019
Country Sports Hotel of the Year 2019


Scott MacKenzie
Age: 44
Hometown: Uig


How long have you been shooting?
Over 30 years

Where do you shoot / hunt? The Isle of Skye

Do you Shoot Professionally? Yes, I’m a Head Gamekeeper Stalker on a Highland Estate

Favourite Five
Colour: Blue
Film: Highlander (1986)
Food: Tempura Prawns
Place: Highlands of Scotland
Song: Country Boy – Aaron Lewis

Scott's Kit


Scott’s Haenel Jaeger 10 XL Timber is an exceptional hunting bolt action rifle, with the stunning Meopta MeoPro rifle scope makes an it an essential combination when up the hill day after day.

More of Scott's Kit

                  Haenel Jaeger 10 XL Timber .270  / Meopta MeoPro 4-12×50 rifle scope 

Meopta MeoRange 10x42 HD Rangefinders, or Multifunctional Observation Device

A versatile and easy to use gun rest and carrying system for demanding conditions

An essential hunting accessory to spot game in the field