Covid-19 Update

In view of all the restrictions which have been introduced in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, we at Team SCSTG are very aware that nobody is able to travel at the moment, but we will continue to showcase and promote all the wonderful places Scotland has to offer, and we look forward to welcoming […]

Scotland’s Country Sports – Open for Business

It has been an interesting time recently with reports, consultations and Brexit impacting on the country sports tourism sector in Scotland. However daunting all this may seem I am confident that Scotland is open for country sports and we welcome participants from across the globe to enjoy the magnificent and in some cases unique sport […]

Sea Angling Diary 2020

Sea Anglers Wanted for Government Project to Help Sustainable Fisheries A new call is being made for sea anglers to contribute to an important project that will help the management of marine fisheries. The Sea Angling Diary Project is funded by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the devolved governments of […]

Scottish Land and Estates Statement on Non-Lead Ammunition

Scottish Land and Estates Statement on Non-Lead Ammunition SLE Statement on non lead ammo

Move Away from Lead in ‘Live Quarry’ Shotgun Ammunition

The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) fully endorses the announcement made by the main UK countryside organisations to phase out the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years. Sarah Troughton, Chair of SCSTG said ‘Phasing out the use of lead and single use plastics in […]

Eat Game Awards – Recipe ‘Sweet and Sour Rabbit’

Sweet and Sour Rabbit Recipe by Rachel Green  

Country Sports Tourism and Brexit

Country Sports Tourism and Brexit Earlier this year VisitScotland published the results of their Industry Barometer for the first quarter of 2019. Visitor performance indicators showed 67% of tourism businesses felt numbers were similar or had increased in the period with 66% of tourism businesses experiencing an increase in numbers from overseas. This contrasted with […]

Eat Game Awards 2019

There are many heroes in world of game cuisine… chefs & cooks, farmers’ market stalls, producers, restaurants, pubs, butchers, estate managers and retailers… but game is still not getting the recognition it deserves. Already in their second year, the national Eat Game Awards (EGA) are determined to change this. Now’s your chance to nominate those […]

Lycetts – Guest Blog

James Cuthbertson from country sports insurance specialist Lycetts looks at the history of grouse shooting and offers risk management advice for beginners and stalwarts alike. The Glorious 12th is almost upon us – the official start of Britain’s 121 day-long grouse shooting season. The sport always begins on August 12th, with the exception of 2012 […]


FOR THE LOVE OF COUNTRY SPORTS BY LINDA MELLOR NEW PAPERBACK CELEBRATES A PASSION FOR THE OUTDOORS AND COUNTRYSPORTS IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LOVE! ‘For the love of country sports’ by Linda Mellor, published via Amazon on 12th August 2019. A new book celebrates the passion men and women have for country sports and the […]