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‘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 […]

COUNTRY SPORTS IN SCOTLAND: A PROPOSED FRAMEWORK FOR APPROPRIATE COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

03/07/2020
A number of country sports and land management organisations in Scotland have now published their guidance for employers, employees and practitioners to allow these activities to move forward following lockdown.  This important publication coincides with the relaxation on some tourism activities and the relaxation of the five mile travel restriction for leisure activities.  As more […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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.  

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 […]

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 […]