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Scottish Venison Association receives funding from government

The Scottish Venison Association can announce that it is receiving £50k funding support from the Scottish Government to help maintain supply chains, raise awareness and increase visibility and purchase of Scottish venison products through a tactical campaign starting in December.

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Follow the Covid-19 Code for shooting

With the start of the pheasant season just days away, BASC is pleased that the latest government announcement has not placed further restrictions on shooting in England. We continue to await further details on the latest guidance from Northern Ireland,

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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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Covid-19 guidance visits for shoots launched

BASC is launching free Covid-19 guidance visits to help prepare shoots for the coming season. The Covid-19 guidance visits will help shoots form their own individual risk assessments depending on their situation and demonstrate how risks can be reduced in line

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Nine in ten rural owners confident they can reopen safely

Over 90% of rural business owners in Scotland are confident they can reopen their business while safely adhering to social distancing measures during the coronavirus pandemic. A new survey carried out this week by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the

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2019: The year that was!

Gun Trade News takes time to reflect on another year of newsworthy industry events and headline news from 2019 3 January – Greggs launched a meat-free version of its sausage rolls 15 January – Theresa May’s Brexit deal was defeated

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EU Firearms Directives Put In Place

The government has recently incorporated new requirements into the Firearms Rules based on 2017 EU Directives. The directives cover civilian ownership of firearms, registration with licensing authorities, the ownership of deactivated firearms, security issues for the ownership of firearms by

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‘Step up’ to new bill

A proposed new Environment Bill is set to enshrine international environmental principles from international agreements into law, as well as commitments made in the government’s 25-year environment plan. The Bill sets out goals to improve air and water quality, tackle

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Countryside Alliance “welcome” Government announcement on mobile coverage deal

The Countryside Alliance has said that they welcome the news that the Government is championing a £1 billion deal with the phone industry, in a much-needed bid to banish rural not-spots. The move would cement plans to give high-quality 4G

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Licence fee concerns quashed

There’s relief in the shooting community as it appears that the government has taken stakeholders concerns regarding proposed firearms licence fees on board.  Fees outlined in a government response published by Home Office consultation are 58 per cent lower than

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