Scotland

In Angus, grouse is the million-pound bird

Nearly £1m will flow into Angus households from the grouse shooting season, say newly released figures

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Moorland grouse on the menu

With the grouse season under way, game meat is getting a boost in Scotland

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The Gift of Grouse: new campaign showcases best of Scottish

Credit: A Lovel

A major new campaign highlighting the benefits of grouse moors in Scotland was launched today in the Angus Glens.  The Gift of Grouse, unveiled today to mark the Glorious Twelfth, the start of the grouse shooting season, is a yearlong initiative

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Young Gamekeeper of the Year announced

20-year-old Duncan Seaton from Dores near Inverness was announced as Young Gamekeeper of the Year

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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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Gamekeeper rescues bird of prey

Glenogil Estate keeper Danny Lawson has successfully aided in the recovery of an injured red kite, and vets are confident the bird will fly again. Last month, Lawson released the raptor after it was left hanging upside down in a tree

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