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COUNTRY SPORTS IN SCOTLAND: A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR APPROPRIATE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

03/07/2020
A number of country sports and land management organisations in Scotland have now published their guidance for employers, employees and practitioners to allow these activities to move forward following lockdown.  This important publication coincides with the relaxation on some tourism activities and the relaxation of the five mile travel restriction for leisure activities.  As more […]

Covid-19 Update – Latest on the easing of restrictions

24/06/2020
The First Minister has today announced, at her latest briefing with regard to the easing of lockdown restrictions, that self-contained holiday accommodation such as holiday cottages, with no shared services, will be permitted to open on 3rd July, at which point the 5 mile travel restriction will also be eased.   The tourism sector as a […]

Cabinet Secretary provides reassurance over lack of support for sporting businesses

22/04/2020
A senior Scottish Government minister has today assured sporting businesses that Covid-19 financial support will be made available in the near future following a concerted lobbying campaign by fieldsports organisations. During a teleconference with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG), the Cabinet Secretary for the […]

SCSTG Requesting Support for Country Sports Businesses during Covid-19 Pandemic

02/04/2020
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement last week of financial support for businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chair of the SCSTG Sarah Troughton has written to Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes querying the exclusion of country sports businesses such as ‘deer forests’, ‘game larders’ and ‘shootings’ from the list of businesses qualifying for both the […]

Fishing & Covid-19 – Update from Fisheries Management Scotland

26/03/2020
See latest blog from Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic  March 25, 2020 by alan / We have received a number of enquiries as to whether fishing is included in the Government’s list of exercises permitted during the lockdown, or indeed whether all fishing should cease. The approach adopted by the UK and Scottish Governments is designed […]

Covid-19 Update

24/03/2020
In view of all the restrictions which have been introduced in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we at Team SCSTG are very aware that nobody is able to travel at the moment, but we will continue to showcase and promote all the wonderful places Scotland has to offer, and we look forward to welcoming […]

Scotland’s Country Sports – Open for Business

11/03/2020
It has been an interesting time recently with reports, consultations and Brexit impacting on the country sports tourism sector in Scotland. However daunting all this may seem I am confident that Scotland is open for country sports and we welcome participants from across the globe to enjoy the magnificent and in some cases unique sport […]

Sea Angling Diary 2020

11/03/2020
Sea Anglers Wanted for Government Project to Help Sustainable Fisheries A new call is being made for sea anglers to contribute to an important project that will help the management of marine fisheries. The Sea Angling Diary Project is funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the devolved governments of […]

Scottish Land and Estates Statement on Non-Lead Ammunition

10/03/2020
Scottish Land and Estates Statement on Non-Lead Ammunition SLE Statement on non lead ammo

Move Away from Lead in ‘Live Quarry’ Shotgun Ammunition

24/02/2020
The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) fully endorses the announcement made by the main UK countryside organisations to phase out the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years. Sarah Troughton, Chair of SCSTG said ‘Phasing out the use of lead and single use plastics in […]