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Industry News

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 […]

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!