Angling Industry

‘Landmark’ angling day on River Tay as season opens

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

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

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 […]

Evening of Country Sport Aims to Target Further Tourism

 The driving force behind Scotland’s country sports industry has been given an added boost to help focus and target tourists wanting to pursue outdoor sports. Bell Ingram, expert land and estate agents, teamed up with the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) and Angus Council to host a “Working with the Country Sports Sector-Awareness and […]

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group hosts special networking evening for providers

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group hosts special networking evening for providers Does your business make the most of tourism generated by the country sports sector? If not, then come along to the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group’s (SCSTG) networking evening, ‘Working with the Country Sports Sector – Awareness and Collaboration’, on Thursday 13 March […]

Airline launches new Aberdeen to Oslo route

  Scandinavian Airlines today announced plans to expand its regional network by launching a new direct route from Aberdeen International Airport to the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The new service will begin on 31 March next year. The flights will operate three days a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The flight time to Oslo […]

United Airlines to offer new service between Edinburgh and Chicago

The only non-stop flight linking Edinburgh with Chicago has been announced for next summer. The route will be operated by United Airlines. It will operate five times weekly from 23 May to 12 June, daily from 13 June to 2 September and four times weekly between 3 September and 6 October. Flight times will be […]

New daily direct flights from Edinburgh to Philadelphia from May 2014

A NEW non-stop flight between Edinburgh and Philadelphia is to be launched by a major airline next year. The scheduled service will be operated daily by US Airways between May and October. The announcement was welcomed by ministers and tourism chiefs, who said it was a “timely vote of confidence in Scotland” as it prepares […]

The SCSTG welcomes new Scotland-Norway flight link

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) has welcomed bmi’s new air service between Oslo and Aberdeen. The service, which will start operating on Monday 28 October, is the first direct flight between the two cities. The new scheduled link comes just weeks after bmi launched direct flights between Aberdeen and Kristiansund on Norway’s west […]

Autumn Salmon Fishing

One Scottish river so far this year has consistently performed above all other rivers. The Tay, known by many as the ‘mighty Tay’, has produced some exceptional sport this year for many of its visiting anglers, with outstanding catches and numbers registered on the FishTay system well above expectations. The season has seen catches increased […]