Osborne was closely involved with Sir Edward Dashwood and the EJ Churchill Shooting Ground at West Wycombe. Book extract here.
The site of the latest incident, Millden estate near Brechin in Angus, is reported in the Press & Journal to be owned by investment banker Richard Hanson, and is run by Nick Baikie who was previously employed by Osborne. There's a pic of a very happy looking beater's lab here.
Local keepers are hopping mad at the damage done to shooting's reputation. And there's no doubt where they're pointing the finger.
Just a few greedy estates are trashing the reputation of shooting, and undermining all the good conservation work done by the vast majority of shoot managers in Britain. Surely we are best placed to weed them out? Suggestions welcome - comment below or email me at james(a)marchington.com