field sports

How will field sports do during the recession?

Roger Williams suggests that UK field sports have the strength to weather the recently announced recession, and are well placed compared to international rivals. The UK has suffered a 20.4 per cent decline in output during the second quarter of

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The Game Fair announces new investors

The Game Fair, Britain’s longest-running countryside event for shooting, hunting, fishing and country pursuit enthusiasts, has new investors. Dubai-based World Media Group Ltd, has acquired a stake in the company that owns the much-loved festival of the countryside.   WMG’s

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Future buys TI Media – update

As you know, Future acquired TI Media back in March 2020.  This enables us to not only expand our already diverse portfolio of industry leading brands, but also allows us to enter into new and exciting sectors creating many more

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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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