Covid-19 – Local Authority Discretionary Funds

Businesses which are not eligible for government Covid 19 funding may be eligible for Local Authority Discretionary Funds – see full details here.

Webinar – Visit Scotland ‘Country Sports Tourism Restart Fund’

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 […]

SCSTG Receives VisitScotland Sector and Destination Operational and Market Readiness Funding

New funding for Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG) has been awarded funding from the VisitScotland “Sector and Destination Operational and Market Readiness Fund”. This fund was established to support pan-Scotland tourism sector groups whose role is critical to the ongoing success of the tourism industry to prepare for […]

Brexit and Country Sports Travellers from the EU

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 […]

Survey Link and Covering Letter From SCSTG Chair

Dear Provider, As incoming Chair, I write to you knowing this is a time of unprecedented challenge to your business. As a sector we have worked extremely hard, and across all organisations, to devise clear industry-wide operating protocols to manage the Covid risk and allow country sports to continue. In this regard, I thank all […]

Framework of Appropriate Covid-19 Precautions for Country Sports – Updated October 2020

A number of country sports and land management organisations in Scotland have now published updated guidance for employers, employees and practitioners to allow these activities to move forward following revised guidance from the Scottish Government.  Read the full document here. The guidance covers game shooting, deer stalking, wildfowling, gamekeeping and fishing.  The framework will also be […]


PRESS RELEASE 14 September 2020   SCSTG STATEMENT ON SCOTTISH COUNTRY SPORTS The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group has moved to clarify the regulations governing social distancing measures and the operation of country sports. A framework for the operation of country sports – backed by the Scottish Government – was published in July. This allows […]

Covid-19 Update – Latest on the easing of restrictions

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 […]

Cabinet Secretary provides reassurance over lack of support for sporting businesses

A senior Scottish Government minister has today assured sporting businesses that Covid-19 financial support will be made available in the near future following a concerted lobbying campaign by fieldsports organisations. During a teleconference with the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group (SCSTG), the Cabinet Secretary for the […]

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 […]