About Us

Here, at the South West of Scotland GA, we have a committee of 14 members which includes, at present, 4 Office Bearers.

Our new Chairman, Mr Ian White, has been involved in the working gundog world for many years, probably more than he would care to count.  Ian has been involved, and has been active on the South West's committee for years and as such brings a great deal of experience to the role of Chairman.  One of his great passions is his chocolate Labradors and I hope within the next few days Ian will supply me with a bit more information which will allow me to share some of his stories with you all.  (updated 7.12.21) 

We are pleased to announce that, as of Monday 23rd of August, Mr Tom Leitch has agreed to be our new Vice Chairman.  Tom has been a member of the SWSGA for many years and has served on the Committee for a large part of that time.  Tom is a 'B' panel Judge for Retrievers and also handles Spaniels. 

General Secretary

Mr Graham Wilson has kindly stepped up to the role of General Secretary.  Graham has been a member of the South West for 4 years.  More info to come (updated 7.12.21) 


Linda Mason (former General Secretary/Treasurer) has agreed to be co-opted back on to the committee of the SWSGA to oversee the financial aspect of this side of the South West's business.  She will remain in place until the AGM which is due to be held in March 2022. (updated 7.12.21) 

Retriever Secretary

Derek Hutchison is our new Field Trial Secretary and has been a member of the South West for 4 years. Derek is also, like many others on our committee, a member of various other Gundog Clubs.  More information to come.       (updated 7.12.21) 

Frances Brooks, is our Spaniel Field Trial Secretary.  She has many years of experience as a handler and has been involved in the running of other Scottish Clubs in recent years.  In August 2009, Frances was the first person in Scotland to sit and pass the KC Judges exam.