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Country Sports Tourism

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 […]

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”

Award for the Angus Glens Moorland Group

29/03/2018
Well done to The Angus Glens Moorland Group (AGMG), who were awarded winners of the Conservation and Environment category at the Scottish Rural Awards ceremony earlier this week. AGMG was set up just three years ago with the intention of showcasing work and community life in remote Angus glens, and the award reflected the broad […]

SCSTG in the ‘Schottland’ issue of ‘Jagdzeit’

20/03/2018
Following the successful press familiarisation trip which SCSTG held in October last year, click here to see the great article by Roland Zobel which has been published in a special ‘Scotland’ issue of ‘Jagdzeit’ magazine in Germany. Text: Roland Zobel | Fotos: Roland Zobel, Fotolia, Pace Productions UK