Dire consequences of Scottish land reform

Thursday, July 2, 2015, 12:27 pm

Shooting organisations across Scotland have been voicing their concerns following the proposals to scrap tax relief for sporting estates north of the border. The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill will reintroduce sporting rates for shoot and deer forests, which has the potential


One month to go until the Game Fair

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 1:39 pm

For the sixth time in the CLA Game Fair’s 57-year history, the hugely popular three-day show is returning to the magnificent Harewood House estate in Yorkshire from Friday 31 July to Sunday 2 August. As the world’s largest outdoor fieldsports-themed


Can-am Outlander wins Red Dot

Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:04 am

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc (BRP) has received a Red Dot ‘Product Design’ prize for its latest Outlander model, the Can-Am Outlander 6×6. Presented on Monday, 29 June, the award recognised the model’s impressive Visco-Lok system, which automatically provides quicker engagement of the front

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LAG on the ropes?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 1:12 pm

Ex-LAG members have submitted a second report to DEFRA, critically undermining the first report put forward by chairman John Swift.

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New study into pheasant chick diets

Monday, June 29, 2015, 4:14 pm

An important new study has highlighted the importance of a naturalistic diet for pheasant chicks reared in captivity


Airgun licensing “bitterly disappointing”

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 11:16 am

BASC has released a statement calling the proposed airgun licensing legislation “bitterly disappointing”, and reminds MPs that implementing a licence system could criminalise thousands of law-abiding citizens.

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SGA Young Gamekeeper nominations now closed

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 2:30 pm

The SGA has closed nominations for the Young Gamekeeper of the Year award 2015, and is now inviting nominations for a new award

Keepers swap the beating line for abseil line

Keepers swap the beating line for abseil line

Saturday, June 27, 2015, 10:34 am

Eleven gamekeepers from the Angus Glens Moorland Group faced their fears to abseil 165ft in aid of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.


Reaction to Scottish land reforms

Friday, June 26, 2015, 1:52 pm

BASC and the SGA have commented on the introduction of the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, that could see important tax exemptions for stalking and shooting scrapped

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Flocking to Scone Palace

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 1:54 pm

Join us at Scotland’s premier Game Fair 3-5 July, says Katrina Candy, head of PR and education for the GWCT in Scotland. For those readers who have never visited the Scottish Game Fair, then 2015 is the year for you


Gamekeeping and conservation representatives given honours

Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 3:01 pm

Gareth Edwards and Teresa Dent have been recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours list

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Help struggling partridge chicks, says GWCT

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 3:59 pm

The GWCT has urged farmers to help feed young partridges at this crucial time of year


Delayed statistics show low airgun crime in Scotland

Monday, June 22, 2015, 2:18 pm

The statistics on recorded crimes and offences involving firearms in Scotland for 2013-14 have been published

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New Honda ATV models

Monday, June 22, 2015, 11:17 am

Honda has introduced two new models of All Terrain Vehicles


BASC statement on the Hunting Act

Sunday, June 21, 2015, 4:09 pm

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has released a statement on the Hunting Act


BASC council election results

Saturday, June 20, 2015, 9:00 am

The results of the BASC Council election were announced at the Annual General Meeting in Stirling on 13 June

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Farmer leads grey partridge conservation

Friday, June 19, 2015, 3:42 pm

Award-winning organic farmer John Phillips from Far Hill Farm, Fairford in Gloucestershire, has devoted 17 per cent of his fields to wildlife in the hope of saving the British grey partridge and other rare species. On 23 June Mr Phillips,

Rural countryside

Better broadband for rural communities

Thursday, June 18, 2015, 2:58 pm

The Countryside Alliance has praised new measures that will help consumers who are dissatisfied with their broadband internet speed, saying that rural communities will benefit. Changes made to the Code of Practice for broadband internet by OFCOM should ensure that

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Bespoke insurance from BASC

Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 2:31 pm

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has launched a new range of insurance policies. The policies include various options to suit country sports enthusiasts, from off-road vehicle insurance and gun insurance in case of damage during transportation, to


Partridges provide a “blueprint” for Europe

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 4:06 pm

European biodiversity specialists have praised the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s grey partridge conservation scheme, ‘Grey Matters’, and have suggested the research could provide a “blueprint” for saving different species across Europe. Farmland biodiversity across Europe has plummeted as agricultural production

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