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Bailout fund for Scottish fieldsports

A £1 million Scottish Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund has been made available, and affected businesses have been able to apply for help. The fund, which was jointly developed by the Scottish Government, VisitScotland, British Association for Shooting and Conservation

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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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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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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: The Scottish airgun licence

With Scottish airgun licensing now a done deal, Scotland’s 350-plus registered firearms dealers are bound to face a barrage of questions from airgunners. Airgun Shooter editor, Nigel Allen, tries to provide at least some of the answers

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BASC counters licence changes

BASC continues to oppose last-minute changes to the General Licence in Scotland

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Scottish firearms crime down 32%

Scottish police recorded 365 offences in which a firearm was allegedly involved in 2012-13 – down 32 per cent from the 535 recorded in 2011-12.

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