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About Us

Here, at the South West of Scotland GA, we have a committee of 15 members which includes, at present, 4 Office Bearers.

Our Chairman, Mr Peter Holmes, has been involved in the working gundog world for many years.  He handles English Springer Spaniels and Cockers and has been successful in the competitive world as well as being a B panel Judge.  Peter is also the Captain of our (Scottish) Spaniel Team. 

Lois Holmes, is our Retriever Field Trial Secretary and is an experienced and successful handler of Working Golden Retrievers.  She too has been involved in the working dog world as well as being involved in the running of other Scottish Clubs in recent years.

Frances Brookes, 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. 

I (Linda Mason) have been involved with Gundogs all my life but only started handling Spaniels competitively six years ago.  I still have my 'L' plates in full view however, but I am always hopeful!!  I am the General Secretary and Treasurer and was the FTS for Spaniels for a short time until Frances took over last year.  I would be the first port of call with any general enquiries/matters should you need assistance or advice concerning the SWSGA.  However, any of the Office Bearers will be more than happy to be contacted for assistance should this be required.