Entries by Eleanor Usborne


Millions spent on deer management contracts, yet still no pilot scheme for Scotland’s recreational stalkers

BASC Scotland has reinforced its calls for a community deer management pilot scheme in light of a new round of Scottish government deer contracts. The Scottish government agency responsible for managing publicly-owned forestry – Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) – has announced plans to cull a fifth of Scotland’s wild deer population over the next […]

Crowds delighted at GWCT Scottish Game Fair

Last year’s record attendance was repeated again at the 33rd GWCT Scottish Game Fair. From the 1-3 July 32,400 visitors flocked to the three-day fair sponsored by NFU Mutual, which took place at Scone Palace in Perthshire. Regular visitors and those new to the event gathered to celebrate the Scottish countryside, its vast array of […]


Mutual deal for Jaw Brew craft beer at GWCT Scottish Game Fair

Nestled in the hub of Milngavie, Mark Hazell the owner and founder of Jaw Brew has taken his passion for home brewing and turned it into a successful business, suppling unique craft beer to the local community. The ethos of Jaw Brew is to offer consumers the opportunity to enjoy and experience a variety of […]


Frome wild salmon in decline says report

The number of wild adult Atlantic salmon returning to the River Frome in southern England in 2021 was down almost 20 per cent on its 10-year average. This drop echoes reports from Scotland and Norway where the 2021 annual salmon catches were the lowest on record – a clear message that 2021 was a very poor year for returning fish. The news, from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)’s 2021 Fisheries Research Review, further highlights the growing need for targeted action to protect […]

Last chance to join GWCT Summer Party

If you haven’t signed up for The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT)’s first-ever Summer Party, there’s still time… just! The part will be a fantastic evening with the aim of getting a younger demographic involved with the Trust and will be held on Friday, July 8th in the beautiful grounds of Fulham Palace, London. Throughout the […]

Countryside fire safety plea

Fire safety plea as dry weather puts countryside on high alert Dry weather puts countryside at high risk of fire Visitors urged not to use disposable barbecues Firefighters tackling grassland blazes across UK Weeks of unusually dry weather have put the UK countryside at high risk of fires which could be started by careless visitors, […]

Putting your best foot forward with Brandecosse

Family-owned footwear name Brandecosse has been making great strides in the market for almost 15 years but perhaps that‘s no surprise, since the man behind it has almost unrivalled experience in the sector. Trade News spoke to Brandecosse founder and director Mark Trueman to find out how it all started and what we can look […]


Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of […]