Glasgow-based Caledonia TV, which produces factual and children's programmes, is currently following the fortunes of three girls as they train to become ghillies on the remote Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
Four half-hour shows for a series called "Ghillie Girls" are currently being filmed for transmission by BBC Alba. They feature Chrissie Gillies, 28, from Raasay, Mairi Alice Bartlett, 25, from Lewis, and Megan MacLellan, 20, from Morar, as they get to grips with grim reality of their chosen path.
According to Caledonia TV: "Three girls leave the cosy comfort of home to train as ghillies on a Highland Estate. They'll swap their mascara and hair-straighteners for tick-removers and guns. These girls have never met a deer, let alone shot one.
"They will have to pull the trigger on Bambi, gralloch (or gut) a deer and cut off its head and legs, charm wealthy hunters and beat to raise game birds - while avoiding being shot themselves. There are challenges - physical, mental and social. Have they got what it takes?"
Ms Gillies, daughter of a farmer/crofter on Raasay, said she will definitely use her skills when she returns home. She said not many women did this sort of work and she could see why.
"It's very physically demanding. You are expected to drag the deer back to the vehicles yourself and do the gory bits. I've really enjoyed it. I like the physical challenge and it's definitely something I will pursue," she said.