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Angling Industry

Superb Sporting Lots in BASC Online Auction

14/11/2017
Superb sporting lots in BASC online auction       A sealed bid auction in aid of the Scottish Youth in the Countryside Education Trust is being hosted by BASC Scotland. Highlights include a Hebridean McNab, salmon fishing, highland stag shooting and a driven pheasant shoot. Nicolle Hamilton said: “Educating the next generation about country sports […]

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 […]

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. […]

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!

Scottish Government – Salmon Conservation Measures

17/08/2016
The following update relative to The Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Regulations 2017 has been issued by the Scottish Government. ‘Earlier this year we introduced a package of conservation measures to manage the exploitation of wild salmon on an annual basis according to its conservation status.  The assessment model for 2016 categorised 109 fishery districts and […]

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Strategy – Consultation

09/02/2016
Based on the findings of the 2015 PACEC Report, ‘Benefits and Volume and Value of Country Sports Tourism in Scotland’, the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group has prepared a draft strategy for the sector. To ensure the strategy is inclusive, your views and opinions as country sports businesses are being sought. This consultation takes the […]

Meikleour Ladies’ Charity Day

23/06/2015
Ladies from across Scotland and England gathered on the Tay at the weekend for a charity ladies day raising money for Angling For Youth Development. Claire Mercer Nairne hosted the day on her stunning beat at Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House, set in the grounds of Meikleour Estate.   The ladies were all making a weekend of […]

‘Landmark’ angling day on River Tay as season opens

13/01/2015
Anglers will take to the River Tay this week for the traditional opening of the salmon season. Ceremonies will take place on Thursday at Kenmore, Dunkeld and Meikleour. Anglers and wellwishers from all over Scotland will gather in The Square in Kenmore at 8.30am before Provost Liz Grant leads the march of the Vale of […]

Tourism Minister welcomes new country sports tourism study

01/08/2014
Country sports tourism is worth £155 million to the economy in Scotland each year, according to new figures announced today by Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism. The figures are outlined in a new report  – The Benefits and Volume and Value of Country Sports Tourism in Scotland –  which shows Country […]

New research shows shooting generates £2 billion for the economy, boosts conservation and provides jobs

06/07/2014
UK’s largest shooting organisation calls for shooting’s contribution to be recognised and supported. Shooting is worth £2 billion a year (Gross Value Added*) to the UK economy and provides significant conservation benefits according to the results of independent research released today by leading shooting and countryside organisations. The figures are outlined in a new report […]