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Webinar – Visit Scotland ‘Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund’

25/02/2021
SCSTG was joined by Neil Christison from VisitScotland and Ross Ewing from BASC Scotland on 24 February 2021 for a webinar discussing the VisitScotland ‘Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund’.  Many thanks to all who attended and we hope you found it useful; for those who couldn’t make it this link will take you to the […]

Brexit and Country Sports Travellers from the EU

19/01/2021
As of 31st December 2020, the UK is no longer a member of the European Union and, while many rules have changed, particularly for UK citizens travelling abroad, for EU citizens travelling to the UK for sport the guidance remains largely the same.  Thus a European Firearms Pass will still be valid for those in […]

Additional government funding for businesses affected by Covid-19 restrictions

13/01/2021
If your business is required to close by law or to significantly change its operations due to COVID-19 restrictions from 2 November 2020, you may be eligible to apply for the Strategic Business Framework Fund. In the context of this fund, sporting businesses should define themselves as a leisure business.  There is no guarantee of […]

‘Consistent approach’ to coronavirus restrictions needed for Scottish accommodation businesses

24/09/2020
Two of Scotland’s leading country sports organisations are calling on the Scottish Government to adopt a more consistent approach to coronavirus restrictions for accommodation businesses. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) have suggested that the Scottish Government’s u-turn on the ‘one household rule’ for self-catering […]

Covid-19 Update – Latest on the easing of restrictions

24/06/2020
The First Minister has today announced, at her latest briefing with regard to the easing of lockdown restrictions, that self-contained holiday accommodation such as holiday cottages, with no shared services, will be permitted to open on 3rd July, at which point the 5 mile travel restriction will also be eased.   The tourism sector as a […]

SCSTG Requesting Support for Country Sports Businesses during Covid-19 Pandemic

02/04/2020
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement last week of financial support for businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chair of the SCSTG Sarah Troughton has written to Cabinet Secretary for Finance Kate Forbes querying the exclusion of country sports businesses such as ‘deer forests’, ‘game larders’ and ‘shootings’ from the list of businesses qualifying for both the […]

Fishing & Covid-19 – Update from Fisheries Management Scotland

26/03/2020
See latest blog from Fisheries Management Scotland (FMS): Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic  March 25, 2020 by alan / We have received a number of enquiries as to whether fishing is included in the Government’s list of exercises permitted during the lockdown, or indeed whether all fishing should cease. The approach adopted by the UK and Scottish Governments is designed […]

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 […]

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 […]

Araminta Campbell – Tweed Crafted from the Landscape

11/12/2018
Tweed is a fabric that has always been deeply linked to the land. From its rural origins, woven with the fleeces of local sheep in colours dyed with foraged roots, berries and bark, to its use on the hills and rivers of sporting estates. Scotland’s landscape remains my primary inspiration when designing tweed. I hope […]