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Countdown to The Game Fair, Hatfield House 28-30 July

18/07/2017
The countdown to The Game Fair at Hatfield House has begun … the Walkers Shortbread has arrived, as has the Bruadar whisky liqueur .. all very exciting!   Make sure you come and see us on Stand J1383 for a dram and a chat, and a chance to enter our FREE prize draw for a […]

Air Weapon Licensing in Scotland

12/07/2017
As the holiday season approaches this is a reminder to visitors coming to Scotland that you will require a ‘Visitors Permit’ if you wish to bring an air weapon with you. See exception below for Firearm Certificate holders. From 31 December 2016 anyone who wishes to use, possess, purchase or acquire an air weapon in […]

‘Shoot in Scotland 2017/18’ now available online

27/06/2017
The new edition of ‘Shoot in Scotland’ is now available online!

Team SCSTG and Game Fair Season

20/06/2017
Game Fair season is well and truly here; we are not long back from the Elmia Game Fair in Sweden and the end of the month sees Team SCSTG on the BASC stand in Gunmakers Row at the GWCT Game Fair at Scone Palace (Friday and Saturday only). We are also gearing up for The […]

Scottish Thistle Awards Open for Nominations

08/06/2017
Scotland’s tourism industry, we believe, is the heart and soul of the country, employing over 200,000 passionate and committed individuals who between them help generate £11bn of income per annum. For over 20 years the Scottish Thistle Awards have been recognised as Scotland’s tourism industry’s Oscars. Organised by VisitScotland in association with the Aberdeen City […]

Home from Elmia

06/06/2017
Team SCSTG had a great few days at the Elmia Game Fair in Jonkoping, Sweden; it was really good to meet lots of Scandinavian hunting enthusiasts and tell them about all that Scotland has to offer them – we were also able to give them a flavour of Scotland thanks to our piper Alastair and […]

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 […]