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Country Sports Tourism

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 […]

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!

SCSTG in the European Press again

07/08/2018
Following the very successful press familiarisation trip organised by SCSTG for five European journalists last autumn, three more articles have appeared in the European hunting press over the summer. Articles have appeared in ‘Big Game’ in Sweden and ‘Jeger’ and ‘Jakt & Fiske’ in Norway (click on the titles to read their full stories) – keeping Scotland firmly in […]

Getting Ready for The Game Fair, Ragley Hall, Warwickshire 27th-29th July

17/07/2018
The Scottish Game Fair is over and we are now getting ready for The Game Fair at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire next week. This year we will be on the BASC Stand (B193C), and will be joined by the community owned Storas Uibhist Estate.    This is the first time an estate has attended as stand […]

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

03/07/2018
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

05/06/2018
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 […]

SCSTG in French hunting magazine ‘Voyages de Chasse’

03/04/2018
Another great article following the SCSTG press familiarisation trip for European hunting journalists last October – see here for the article in ‘Voyages de Chasse”