Secretary for Werritty Review confirms prelim results will not be presented at GWCT conference

Further to last night’s blog about the GWCT’s claim that the preliminary results of the Werritty grouse moor review will be presented at a GWCT conference in March (see here), we’ve received confirmation from the Werritty Review secretary, Karen Rentoul, that GWCT does not have any prior insight to the recommendations of the group.

GWCT has since amended the information on its website.

Here’s what it said this morning:

And here’s what it says now:

GWCT also tweeted this explanation:


14 Responses to “Secretary for Werritty Review confirms prelim results will not be presented at GWCT conference”

  1. 1 Douglas Malpus
    February 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Keeping them on their toes!

    A speedy reaction for such a sluggish organisation!


  2. 3 Marco McGinty
    February 1, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    For “poorly worded line”, read blatant lie.

  3. 4 Simon Tucker
    February 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Someone criticised me for accusing the GWCT of dabbling in pseudo-science: perhaps I should just have said “outright lies”

  4. February 1, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Am i the only one to find this fishy?

  5. 7 SOG
    February 1, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    It’s not just a typo, is it?

    Would Prof Werritty like to comment?

  6. 8 Dylanben
    February 1, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    How presumptuous of them to apparently think they’d get an early taster!

  7. 9 AnMac
    February 1, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for being on the ball and picking up on this incorrect information. Well done to you once again.

  8. February 1, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Whether it was a ‘misunderstanding’ or an outright fib, it does seem to reflect the sense of entitlement, safe in the knowledge that they have extremely wealthy and politically influential friends in high places, that the grouse shooting industry often exhibits.

  9. 11 Bimbling
    February 1, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    Have to say, some of the other subjects are pretty concerning: rearing gamebirds (birds to shoot for fun) with reduced antibiotics. What! Antibiotic resistance which threatens us all is being perpetuated in the pursuit of more birds to shoot? That in itself is a disgrace.

    Then there’s ‘Adaptive Management Licenses’ which is newspeak for killing things that get in the way of your objectives…marsh harriers anyone?

  10. February 1, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Do G WC have any members on the Werritty panel?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Blog Stats

  • 6,141,233 hits


Our recent blog visitors