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Updated: Covid-19 safe shooting and gathering limits

Shooting has been added to a list of sports that are exempt from the latest Covid-19 restrictions in England. The ‘rule of six’ restrictions brought in yesterday (14 September) in England could have disrupted game shooting which usually includes eight

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Shooting Industry Directory 2020 to launch

The UK shooting industry bible is coming back for 2020/21, revised and updated. Featuring vital contact information for the whole UK gun trade, this essential document will be distributed free with Gun Trade News. If you have a new business

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Airgun business – how did it fare under lockdown?

Mat Manning talks to traders at the sharp end of the airgun industry to see how business fared during lockdown and whether it’s set to bounce back. It’s what shooters and the gun trade have been waiting for: a gradual

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Scotland’s deer stalking sector under threat

A survey undertaken last month by the Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG), Lowland Deer Network Scotland (LDNS) and the Scottish Venison Association (SVA) has found that if there is no let stalking this year for stags, hinds, roe bucks

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How to get your business profile back on track post-coronavirus

With businesses across the country gearing up to resume and make up for lost coronavirus time, we asked Tweed Media’s managing director Selena Barr to give us her top ten tips for making an impact and re-establishing your business profile.

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Legal advice for the firearms industry during coronavirus

Stuart Farr investigates the potential legal responsibilities that the firearms industry could face in the wake of Covid-19 disruptions. It’s not all just about shortages of pasta, rice or loo rolls. Personally, I have few of these items left but

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New chairman for Scottish Land & Estates

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business organisation, announced on Tuesday the election of a new chairman, Mark Tennant. Mark Tennant and his family run the Innes Estate in Moray. He is a former chairman of Scottish Financial Enterprise

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Farm Business Innovation launch “Business Growth Hub”

As lockdown in the UK becomes ‘the new norm’, rural businesses are trying to consolidate their positions to remain open once life gets back to normal, but there will be busy times ahead. With many businesses using this period to

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Help Scottish field sports survive coronavirus

We’re following up with an opportunity to show support to Scottish field sports businesses excluded from government grants. As we reported yesterday, the Scottish Government has exempted several fieldsports businesses from applying for coronavirus support, meaning those businesses could lose

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CORONAVIRUS: UK Gun Trade hunkers down for pandemic, with two-thirds of businesses closing

In an exclusive poll for Gun Trade News conducted on 25 and 26 March 2020, two-thirds of gun businesses revealed that they were temporarily closing to deal with the impact of coronavirus. Sixty per cent of respondents had already closed,

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