Guest Blog – Macnab Challenge with Links House Dornoch

Jon Tainton booked his Macnab Challenge through Links House hotel in Dornoch. He was accompanied by his wife Rebecca throughout the 3-night stay. The package included a full day of training the day before the actual Macnab – fly fishing on the Upper Brora river system in the morning and an afternoon of rifle and […]

SCSTG in ‘The Scotsman’

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!

Junior Macnab Challenge at the GWCT Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace

Over 200 youngsters aged 8-21 took part in the new Junior Macnab Challenge organised by SCSTG and kindly sponsored by Scottish Youth & The Countryside Education Trust (SYCET). They were given tuition in fly fishing (trout) by instructors from the Game Angling Instructors’ Association, as well as a chance to shoot a rabbit target with […]

Adventure to Ballathie House – guest blog by Michelle Feasey

Thanks to the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group, my husband Niall and I spent a lovely couple of nights at Ballathie House in the beautiful Perthshire countryside.  We won this great trip at The Game Fair. We live in Lincolnshire, so we took the early morning train from Peterborough up to Edinburgh, which is a […]

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 […]

Journalists from all over Europe given taster of Scotland’s country sports during SCSTG press days

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group recently hosted two press trips to help promote the stalking, shooting and fishing on offer to a wider audience. Held over several days, the first trip was designed as an introduction to Scottish fieldsports for non-shooting British journalists from titles such as FHM and regional lifestyle magazine Sussex Life […]


We have some great advice from stalker Andy Malcolm Although you wouldn’t think it, there is a definite downside to writing for this hallowed publication. Professional interest means I feel obliged to read all the articles. (At least, that’s what I tell my wife.) And that’s when I get ideas. Expensive ideas. The sort of ideas […]