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Scottish government climbs down over coronavirus support scheme scandal

Gun Trade News is delighted to hear that a senior member of the Scottish Government has agreed that the exclusion of the fieldsports industry from a government handout designed to soften the blow of coronavirus is wrong. Cabinet Secretary for the

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Helping newcomers into shooting

Helping newcomers to get into shooting is vital to the survival of our sport and Mat Manning reckons many of us could be doing more to steer new recruits in the right direction There is an awful lot of talk

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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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Scottish fieldsports industry denied coronavirus help

Field sports businesses in Scotland are being specifically denied help in the Scottish government’s handouts. The coronavirus fund, which is being administered across the UK, offers up to £10,000 in grants to small businesses affected by the pandemic. But on

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New Editor for Gun Trade News

Steve Faragher is the new editor of Gun Trade News. Taking over from industry stalwart Colin Fallon, Steve has a long history in specialist and trade magazines. He has worked for Future Publishing on and off for 30 years across a

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Rural Communities Stand Up To Packham

Rural workers staged a demonstration in December, protesting against Chris Packham’s ‘relentless drive’ to ‘wreck’ their livelihoods.  Around 150 workers took to the streets in Perth on 17 December, while Packham was giving a talk on nature photography at Perth

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‘Seismic’ Changes Predicted For Scottish Grouse Moors

Rural groups are claiming that a government-led review of grouse moor management could lead to ‘seismic’ change for grouse moors in Scotland.  The Werritty Review recommends a ‘barrage of measures that will leave the grouse shooting sector engulfed in legislation

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2019: a final look back on the year!

Gun Trade News is back with part two as we take time to reflect on another year of newsworthy industry events and headline news from 2019 September 6 September – The existence of Operation Yellowhammer was leaked, revealing some of

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GTN’s Best of British: Croots

Croots exquisite hand-crafted products are born from many things. Their craftsmanship, heritage and a commitment to creating the finest field sports accessories and luggage. All these things come together in Malton, the picturesque market town that Croots call home, and

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Target shooting comes to NAEC

The UK’s first show dedicated to Target Shooting and all its various disciplines is set to debut next month. Combining all aspects of target shooting, from airguns to .50 caliber long range precision shooting, the Target Shooting Show will unite

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