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Survey Link and Covering Letter From SCSTG Chair

13/10/2020
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

12/10/2020
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 – SCSTG STATEMENT ON SCOTTISH COUNTRY SPORTS

14/09/2020
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

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 […]

Cabinet Secretary provides reassurance over lack of support for sporting businesses

22/04/2020
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

24/03/2020
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

11/03/2020
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

11/03/2020
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

10/03/2020
Scottish Land and Estates Statement on Non-Lead Ammunition SLE Statement on non lead ammo

Move Away from Lead in ‘Live Quarry’ Shotgun Ammunition

24/02/2020
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 […]