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Seonaid Expects Standards To Rise

Seonaid McIntosh has said that the exclusion of shooting from the 2022 Commonwealth Games could be “a good thing” for the sport in Scotland. After shooting was controversially omitted from the Birmingham schedule, McIntosh, the current world number one in

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Fox management under threat in Scotland

Plans to protect foxes and ban the use of dogs in fox control have been described as a “slap in the face” by the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA).  The proposal from Green MSP Alison Johnstone includes protection for foxes which

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J-P Daeschler Acquires Dickson

John Dickson & Son, the oldest working gunmaker in Scotland, has recently come under the new ownership of Jean-Pierre ‘J-P’ Daeschler. As a fully trained gunmaker himself, J-P will oversee the build of the Dickson Round Action in their workshop

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Breaking boundaries

Outdated preconceptions are cast aside as women’s participation in field sports continues to grow. The number of women taking part in both clay and game shooting, including grouse, in Scotland has risen steadily over the past few years, breaking the

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Rural Communities Support Foxhounds

Over 250 hunts gathered at Boxing Day and New Years Day meets as they were celebrated by the farmers and landowners on whose land they protect livestock, game and other ground nesting birds. This support is contrary to the League

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Grouse Numbers Impact Hotel Bookings

Hoteliers in Scotland are reporting a downturn in business due to the widespread cancellations of shoot programmes. Around 70 per cent of grouse shooting days have been cancelled this season because of extreme weather conditions earlier this year. Country sports

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GWCT Encourage Field Sports Youngsters

The next generation of country sports enthusiasts showed off their skills at the Scottish Game Fair by tackling the Junior McNab Challenge. Dozens of youngsters took part in the challenge, where they had the opportunity to hunt, fish and shoot.

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Airgunners’ Pet Peeves

Recent issues surrounding incidents of cats being shot with airguns have led to a Home Office airgun review. However, the review has left shooters worried that further restrictions on airgun use in England and Wales would be “disproportionate” and “bad

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Commonwealth of Opportunities

WITH THE COMMONWEAlTH GAMES KICKING OFF as Gun Trade News goes to print, what chance does shooting have of a glorious ‘summer of sport’, as we had in 2012? Wait… not summer. Spring of sport? Well, it’s really autumn in

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Shock reversal by Scottish Government

The Scottish environment secretary, Roseanna Cunningham, has announced that steps will be taken to ban electronic training collars for dogs, despite a decision in November to allow the collars to be used under trained supervision, which followed a lengthy public

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