Schools Art Competition

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We have run an art competition in Perth and Kinross for 17 years, more recently we have been able to extend this to Grampian (Marr, Kincardine and Mearns and Garioch) and Angus. In time we hope to exand further across Scotland. Each year…

This Christmas give the gift of nesting and brood rearing cover to grey partridges

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The grey partridge’s annual appearance in festive carols and cards is a good reminder to make plans for habitat improvements to help this much-loved farmland bird throughout the year. Despite its elevated position in one of our favourite…

GWCT research finds that aquatic plant cover benefits juvenile Atlantic Salmon

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GWCT RESEARCH FINDS THAT HIGH LEVELS OF AQUATIC PLANT COVER BENEFITS THE ABUNDANCE, GROWTH AND FEEDING OF JUVENILE ATLANTIC SALMON DURING SUMMER In response to three decades of declining Atlantic salmon in most of their native range, scientists…

2021 Grand Grouse Draw

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The GWCT is delighted to once again be able to offer an exhilarating day of driven grouse shooting for eight guns in 2022 on Invermark Estate, Angus plus accommodation for 16 guests. The estate is home to 55,000 acres of stunning countryside…

Bucking the trend – rabbit numbers at our Scottish demonstration farm

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With the Guardian reporting declines in rabbit populations and the importance of intervention in their management, we thought it the ideal time to reflect on how they’re getting on our Scottish demonstration farm. Managing a farm can often…

Use of dogs to control foxes and other wild mammals: Scottish Government consultation

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The Scottish Government is seeking views via a consultation on proposals to strengthen the law relating to the use of dogs to hunt and flush foxes and other wild mammals in Scotland. The proposals include the possibility of implementing a licence…

Give wild salmon a break this Christmas

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You've probably been giving some thought to what you will put on your table this Christmas. For many, this festive line-up typically includes farmed salmon. However, by making this choice you are supporting an industry that endangers wild…

GWCT Ball bounces back with successful event

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The countryside community joined together last week as the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s 41st Annual London Ball rolled into town. Held this year at the prestigious Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ball celebrates the Trust’s…

Act now to protect hunting in Scotland

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The Scottish Government is currently consulting on the ‘Use of dogs to control foxes and other wild mammals’ and your views are important. The consultation contains a number of proposals, including one that will introduce a two-dog limit…

HRH The Prince of Wales welcomes GWCT to Sandringham to plant avenue of trees commemorating The Duke of Edinburgh’s conservation legacy

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HRH The Prince of Wales welcomed the Chairman and the Chief Executive of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) to the Sandringham Estate on Thursday 25 November 2021 for the planting of an avenue of trees commemorating The Duke of…