scotland

BASC gives guidance on Scottish airgun law

With airgun licensing set to come into force in Scotland this year, the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has updated its guidance on the subject, helping shooters and businesses keep up-to-date with the new legislation. Airgun owners will

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On Air: The Scottish airgun licence

With Scottish airgun licensing now a done deal, Scotland’s 350-plus registered firearms dealers are bound to face a barrage of questions from airgunners. Airgun Shooter editor, Nigel Allen, tries to provide at least some of the answers

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Hunting vote postponed after SNP opposition

The SNP group at Westminster will vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales

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Warnings over land reforms

Shooting and conservation organisations have warned of adverse consequences to Scotland’s land reform bill

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Airgun licensing bill passed

MSPs have passed the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill, which will require all airgun owners in Scotland to hold a licence

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Delayed statistics show low airgun crime in Scotland

The statistics on recorded crimes and offences involving firearms in Scotland for 2013-14 have been published, after a substantial delay that left MSPs without statistical evidence

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Sporting estates under threat

“Radical” land reforms in Scotland could have serious knock-on effects for stalking and game shooting estates

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Business as usual – for now

Scottish airgun licensing might be coming, says Airgun Shooter editor Nigel Allen, but don’t panic – or change the way you do business

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Hotel horror

Inspired by a recent case in the mainstream media, Peter Glenser looks at the rights of shooters who wish to transport guns around the UK

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Stag season review reports late rut

According to the ADMG and Knight Frank’s 2013 stag season review, despite the late rut, condition of deer across Scotland is still good.

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