Mr Mulqueeney claimed the Sheikh barred him from wearing ear defenders while they were out shooting on his 24,000-acre Perthshire estate.

Mr Mulqueeney said he now felt “embarrassed” when he could not understand what people were saying to him during conversation due to his impaired hearing.

However, Perth Sheriff Court was told that a settlement had been reached between the two parties over the claim for compensation.

Helen Benson of the Gamekeeper Welfare Network commented: “No employee should be in a position where their health is put at risk unnecessarily, though in most circumstances employers act with due consideration and within the law. Gamekeepers are often working in a hazardous environment and it is also their own responsibility to consider their own safety where possible, again with a healthy dose of realism and a sensible approach.”

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  • Ryan Lightley

    Barred from wearing ear defenders? to me thats asking for trouble, some of these shoot owners have some strange ideas when it comes to things like this, a little off the subject when i was working on a grouse moor when i first left school i wasnt allowed to take off my tweed jacket the boss wanted us to “look the part” at all times so needless to say galloping accross the fell in a full tweed suit kinda warmed us up abit…..