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River Dee Trust Auction 2016 Is Underway

01/11/2016
The River Dee Trust is holding an online auction during November to help raise funds. There is a mix of unique and tempting items to bid for – click here for more information and to bid!

IMPORTANT NEWS: UK GAME FAIR CANCELS

23/06/2016
Announcement from The UK Game Fair: TICKETS VALID FOR THE GAME FAIR AT RAGLEY HALL, 29-31 JULY 2016 The UK Game Fair, organized by Blaze Publishing, has taken the heartbreaking decision to call off the event at Stoneleigh scheduled for July. We are writing to you as a ticket holder for this event and letting […]

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Strategy – Consultation

09/02/2016
Based on the findings of the 2015 PACEC Report, ‘Benefits and Volume and Value of Country Sports Tourism in Scotland’, the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group has prepared a draft strategy for the sector. To ensure the strategy is inclusive, your views and opinions as country sports businesses are being sought. This consultation takes the […]

Meikleour Ladies’ Charity Day

23/06/2015
Ladies from across Scotland and England gathered on the Tay at the weekend for a charity ladies day raising money for Angling For Youth Development. Claire Mercer Nairne hosted the day on her stunning beat at Upper Islamouth and Meikleour House, set in the grounds of Meikleour Estate.   The ladies were all making a weekend of […]

‘Landmark’ angling day on River Tay as season opens

13/01/2015
Anglers will take to the River Tay this week for the traditional opening of the salmon season. Ceremonies will take place on Thursday at Kenmore, Dunkeld and Meikleour. Anglers and wellwishers from all over Scotland will gather in The Square in Kenmore at 8.30am before Provost Liz Grant leads the march of the Vale of […]

Tourism Minister welcomes new country sports tourism study

01/08/2014
Country sports tourism is worth £155 million to the economy in Scotland each year, according to new figures announced today by Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism. The figures are outlined in a new report  – The Benefits and Volume and Value of Country Sports Tourism in Scotland –  which shows Country […]

New research shows shooting generates £2 billion for the economy, boosts conservation and provides jobs

06/07/2014
UK’s largest shooting organisation calls for shooting’s contribution to be recognised and supported. Shooting is worth £2 billion a year (Gross Value Added*) to the UK economy and provides significant conservation benefits according to the results of independent research released today by leading shooting and countryside organisations. The figures are outlined in a new report […]

Candidates announced for the Golden Plover Award 2014

27/05/2014
    The Heather Trust and GWCT (Scotland) have announced three candidates for this year’s Golden Plover Award for moorland management. The Golden Plover Award for moorland management has returned for 2014 with three excellent candidates from across Scotland. The Award is presented annually by the Heather Trust and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust […]

Evening of Country Sport Aims to Target Further Tourism

18/03/2014
 The driving force behind Scotland’s country sports industry has been given an added boost to help focus and target tourists wanting to pursue outdoor sports. Bell Ingram, expert land and estate agents, teamed up with the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) and Angus Council to host a “Working with the Country Sports Sector-Awareness and […]

Hunter’s Homecoming recipes for and by Scottish hunters

26/02/2014
Do you have an old recipe that’s been passed down generations that is ideal for sustaining weary deerstalkers out on the hill? The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) has teamed up with Scotland’s Natural Larder for the Year of Homecoming 2014 to celebrate the global links forged by Scots across the world by holding […]