BASC Scotland

Dire consequences of Scottish land reform

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

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Airgun licensing “bitterly disappointing”

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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Reaction to Scottish land reforms

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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Delayed statistics show low airgun crime in Scotland

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

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Trap tampering

A wave of vandalism targeting legally placed traps and snares is hitting the Scottish countryside, studies have shown.  Conservation equipment has been tampered with or stolen, with few incidents reported to the authorities. This form of predator control is a vital, legal tool

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Airgun pros target training

A training day was held by BASC Scotland earlier this month, targeted at professional pest controllers looking to improve their skill and safety measures.  Airgunning continues to play a huge role in managing pest species, and therefore BASC Scotland is keen to offer

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Land reform threatens jobs

A proposed land reform introducing a tax on sporting estates in Scotland is threatening jobs and conservation.

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Land reform threatens jobs

A proposed land reform introducing a tax on sporting estates in Scotland is threatening jobs and conservation.

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Airgun Licensing Bill “impractical”

Shooting organisations have deemed the proposals for the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill unlikely to improve public safety, as well as being impractical and costly.

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Country sports value to Scotland

New figures show that country sports visitors to Scotland spend £155milliion each year. ‘The Benefits and Volume and Value of Country Sports Tourism in Scotland’ report also shows country sport participants made 270,000 sporting trips to the country, which equated to

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