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All set for the Elmia Game Fair!

23/05/2017
  We are all packed up and about to head off to the Elmia Game Fair at Jonkoping, Sweden (Thursday 25th May to Saturday 27th May). Looking forward to meeting lots of Scandinavian country sports enthusiasts; please come and see us on Stand B01:34!

Gamekeepers Fight Fire with Fire

19/04/2017
Gamekeepers across Scotland have been stepping up their efforts ahead of the grouse season to ensure the country’s heather-clad moorlands provide favourable habitat for ground-nesting wildlife and safeguards against wildfires. Wildfires can devastate acres of moorland in a matter of hours; moorland which provides much needed habitat to a host of ground nesting bird species […]

SCSTG and The Gift of Grouse at a Reception at the Scottish Parliament

22/12/2016
The importance of country sports tourism to the Scottish economy was underlined this week by the comments of Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity at a reception in the Parliament on Tuesday.  It was hosted by Edward Mountain MSP, Convenor of the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee and was also addressed […]

‘Game for Growth’ Country Sports Tourism Strategy

19/12/2016
The SCSTG ‘Game for Growth’, Scottish country sports tourism strategy was launched on 19 December 2016. Commenting on the launch of the strategy Sarah Troughton, Chair of SCSTG, said: “Our vision for Scotland’s fishing, shooting and stalking industry is that it will become the global country sport tourism destination of choice known for its sustainable, premium […]

Delta Airlines announces new flights from Glasgow to New York JFK

13/12/2016
Great news for our tourist industry – Glasgow Airport has secured its 35th new route for 2016 with the announcement that Delta Air Lines is to launch direct flights between Glasgow and New York. From 26 May 2017, Delta Air Lines will offer direct from Glasgow Airport to New York JFK with flights operating daily. […]

Game’s afoot as chefs campaign to get grouse on more menus

18/11/2016
Tom Kitchin, Nick Nairn and Dominic Jack have been touring Britain encouraging restaurants to get grouse served to raise awareness of game as a sustainable food source, as part of the Gift of Grouse initiative. For the full story, click here.

River Dee Trust Auction 2016 Is Underway

01/11/2016
The River Dee Trust is holding an online auction during November to help raise funds. There is a mix of unique and tempting items to bid for – click here for more information and to bid!

Growing petition to protect grouse shooting

22/09/2016
With a debate now likely at Westminster on a grouse shooting ban, a counter-petition has been started and is gathering signatures in support of protecting a legitimate land use that contributes significantly to the rural economy, environment and to social cohesion in remote and often fragile areas. Sign the petition here.

Sealed Bid Auction in aid of the ADMG Project Fund

22/09/2016
Ian MacGillivray has very generously donated this 30″ x 44″ oil painting, ‘Across the Burn’, depicting a highland pony taking a stag off the hill on Garrogie Estate, to the ADMG Project Fund. Sealed offers for the painting can be submitted by 20 October 2016 to ADMG Chairman, Dalhousie Estates, Brechin DD9 6SG, or e-mail […]

Association of Scottish Self Caterers (ASSC)

17/08/2016
At the Scottish Tourism Conference in March 2016, a room of some 200 representatives were asked about Brexit – about 5 hands went up for ‘leave’. To the tourism leaders in Scotland at least, Brexit was clearly unwelcome, yet we are where we are and we should now focus on the opportunities that it may […]