The newest member of the SLE team, Megan is also one of the land managers on an estate in Sutherland. A vegetarian-turned-hunter brought up on a croft in a farming community, she is interested in sustainability and integrated land management. She was awarded the Lantra Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year award in 2018, holds DMQ level 1 and 2 and is one of the UK’s first female DMQ Approved Witnesses. She is undertaking an MSc in Countryside Management with SRUC, has spoken at the Oxford Farming Conference debate at the Royal Highland Show, Birdfair 2018, ‘Women in Wellies’, and the Rural Youth Project, and regularly writes for The Shooting Times, Countryman’s Weekly, and Shooting Scotland.
If you were a Scottish animal what would you be and why?
A red deer hind – I’ve spent so much time around them watching their lives and interactions with their world and ours. They’re resilient, adaptable and underestimated.
What do very few people know about you?
I failed Higher English twice.
Which three words best describe your outlook on life?
Road less travelled.
If you could no longer live in Scotland, where would you choose to live and why?
Norway. It’s a gorgeous country, and I love their ethos towards land, wildlife and being outdoors.