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New research confirms major socio-economic importance of grouse shooting

A groundbreaking new study has highlighted that grouse shooting delivers significant socio-economic benefits, affirming its place as a much-valued upland land use. Commissioned by the Scottish Government, the research shows that grouse shooting sustains many jobs and delivers high levels of

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Scottish Government Ignores The Evidence on Fox Flushing

The Scottish government has announced plans to bring forward legislation that will “seriously compromise effective pest control in the country,” according to the Countryside Alliance. Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon has proposed a limit of two dogs for flushing and shooting

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SVP Launch Venison Campaign

The Scottish Venison Partnership (SVP) has joined with Scottish National Heritage (SNH)and Scottish Quality Wild Venison (SQWV) to launch a new campaign encouraging ‘best practice’ when bringing deer to the table. The campaign aims to enforce that stalkers and game

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On Air: Scottish Airgun Licence

Airgun Shooter editor, Nigel Allen, speaks to some airgun retailers north of the border to find out how the Scottish Airgun Licence is affecting their businesses. At the time of writing, the implementation date of the Scottish Airgun Licence (SAL)

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Warnings over land reforms

Shooting and conservation organisations have warned of adverse consequences to Scotland’s land reform bill

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Airgun licensing bill passed

MSPs have passed the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill, which will require all airgun owners in Scotland to hold a licence

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Land reforms could affect keepers

The Scottish Gamekeepers’ Association claims it has “never received guarantees”that the land reform plans will keep members’ jobs safe.

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