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Simon West on international trade

In the latest in his regular contributions to Gun Trade News, Simon West, head of the Gun Trade Association wonders what the hell happened to the sunlit uplands we were promised. The long term might be bright; the medium term

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How will Covid affect the biggest shooting events in 2021?

The Northern Shooting Show and the British Shooting Show have cancelled although the Game Fair looks set to continue. The organisers of the Northern Shooting Show have announced that the show planned in May 2021 has had to be cancelled. The organisers

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Simon West on protecting shooting

There’s something about our industry that seems to attract government consultations, writes Simon West, head of The Gun Trade Association in the first of his new monthly columns for GTN. This new one is titled ‘Firearms Safety’, something we can

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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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