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SCSTG Auction 2019

21/05/2019
SCSTG Sporting Lots Auction 2019 Draft Copy for website

A Scottish Break – blog from SCSTG Prize Draw Winner Sarah Harding

25/04/2019
I was very fortunate to win a night’s stay with dinner and breakfast at the East Haugh Hotel and a night’s stay at Dunalastair Hotel Suites, including continental breakfast, near Pitlochry, Scotland, courtesy of The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group. My husband and I decided to add an extra night to our break as it […]

‘Shoot in Scotland’ 2019/20 is now available

10/04/2019
The latest issue of ‘Shoot in Scotland’ is now available!  We will have copies on our stand at this summer’s game fairs, but if you can’t wait you can also get it online here.  

BUSINESS RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE WILDLIFE & ADVENTURE TOURISM SECTOR

23/01/2019
BUSINESS RESEARCH QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THE WILDLIFE & ADVENTURE TOURISM SECTOR Wild Scotland, the National Association for Wildlife and Adventure Tourism in Scotland is currently undertaking important market research into the Wildlife and Adventure Tourism Sector in Scotland. The purpose of this research is to provide Wild Scotland with the intelligence to deliver a strategic plan […]

Filling the Void – Guest Blog from William Peake of Twin Peakes Fly Fishing

08/01/2019
The season for many of us is about to start again. We may have had a good year last year or perhaps a poor year. Whichever it was, this is not what the post is about. For the duration of the season our life and the lives of many completely revolves around salmon fishing. This […]

Araminta Campbell – Tweed Crafted from the Landscape

11/12/2018
Tweed is a fabric that has always been deeply linked to the land. From its rural origins, woven with the fleeces of local sheep in colours dyed with foraged roots, berries and bark, to its use on the hills and rivers of sporting estates. Scotland’s landscape remains my primary inspiration when designing tweed. I hope […]

Social Media and Goat Stalking on Islay – Lessons from ‘Goatgate’

27/11/2018
I have already enjoyed a couple of shoot days this year and on each occasion the subject of ‘goatgate’ has been a hot topic of discussion. Even amongst those of us who know and understand country sports there appears to be a huge difference of opinion on the rights and wrongs of what was said […]

Lufthansa Ban on Carrying Firearms and Shotguns

16/10/2018
It has been brought to our attention that Lufthansa is refusing to carry firearms and shotguns on flights into Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Heathrow airports, regardless of whether passengers hold the necessary visitor permits; this would appear to be a commercial decision for Lufthansa and does not result from Scottish Government or UK Government policy. BASC Scotland and SCSTG […]

Opening of the 2018 Grouse Season

15/08/2018
Unfortunately many moors have cancelled their early days due to a poor breeding season. There may still be some shooting later in the year. However SCSTG, in association with ‘The Gift of Grouse’, held an opening day grouse shoot in Perthshire on 13 August. Members of the press and TV were invited to what was […]

SCSTG in ‘The Scotsman’

09/08/2018
Great publicity for SCSTG in an article by Iona Laing of the GWCT in ‘The Scotsman’ following the success of our ‘Junior Macnab Challenge’ at the Scottish Game Fair last month – see https://bit.ly/2nkaT1L for the full story!