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Country Sports Tourism

GWCT Grand Grouse Draw Raffle 2019

25/09/2019
Win an exhilarating day in pursuit of driven red grouse, the “King” of game birds.       You and 8 friends will be treated to a day you will never forget thanks to the Roxburghe Estate.  With an anticipated bag of 100 brace in the glorious Lammermuir hills, the moors of Byrecleugh and Rawburn are […]

Inaugural SCSTG Auction

02/07/2019
We are delighted to announce that we are holding our first ever SCSTG Auction, kindly sponsored by Bell Ingram, which will be launched at the Scottish Game Fair at Scone this weekend. We have some fantastic lots, from brilliant sport to some amazing countryside experiences – there is something for everyone. The catalogue will be […]

Summer at SCSTG HQ

20/06/2019
We are starting to get busy here at Trochry, with preparations for the Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace (5-7 July) well under way.  We are again hosting the Junior Macnab Challenge, kindly sponsored by Scottish Youth & The Countryside Education Trust (SYCET) and the Basil Death Trust, with all kinds of exciting prizes available […]

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.  

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!