Press Release – SCSTG STATEMENT ON SCOTTISH COUNTRY SPORTS
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 outdoor fishing, angling, stalking and shooting activities operated by businesses to continue – in line with many other organised sports and outdoor activities.
A spokesperson for the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group said: “Country sports businesses can continue to operate providing they are adhering to the sector’s published COVID-19 framework and agreed by the Scottish Government.
“Country sports are vital to the economy of Scotland’s rural areas, supporting highly skilled land-based jobs but also employment in pubs, restaurants and hotels. Many sectors in Scotland are allowed to continue operating and our businesses are determined to move forward in a safe manner to support the economic recovery in our countryside.”