The Orkney Resident Greylag Goose Adaptive Management Pilot encourages a sustainable harvest of geese. Goose meat is a good healthy source of protein and we should all be encouraged to eat fresh, eat seasonal and eat local.

Scottish Natural Heritage has licenced the sale of wild goose meat that has been harvested under a supervised scheme in Orkney. And sale of these birds is only available via licensed sellers based on Orkney. These tightly controlled licences will allow local businesses to sell and prepare fresh, seasonal wild goose meat. This will help stop these geese going to waste and will generate income for the local community.

However, you can try our Orkney recipes anywhere …

The BASC film unit have also produced a series of short videos to provide Best Practice guidance on the handling of game from the shoot to larder and right through to your plate.

The videos are available on the BASC Youtube channel

There is a Pigeon playlist here


And individual, short films

Pigeon Transport

Pigeon plucking/gutting

Pigeon Breasting

Pigeon serving suggestion

Rabbit serving suggestion

Getting started – the kit you need


Working in partnership with Bushwear Ltd, BASC Scotland have developed a game meat preparation starter pack which is available from Bushwear at a special concessionary price of £50.00 (RRP £73.50).

The pack contains:

  • Flex Board Set
  • Mora Curved Boning
  • 5 Disposable Aprons
  • 10 Nitrile Gloves
  • Mega Bowl
  • 25 Small Bags
  • Burger Mix
  • Burger Papers
  • Small Tray
  • Demonstration and cookery DVD
  • Freezer labels
  • Marker pen
  • Best practice guides
  • Recipe cards

For more information about the pack and to purchase click here.