The Green Guide returns – gamekeepers’ “go-to” guide reimagined for the 21st century woodland manager

A classic guide to managing woodland for game has been updated and re-released by the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) in time for The Game Fair 2022. Woodlands for Pheasants and Wildlife was launched by the GWCT’s Head of Advisory…

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

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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…

GWCT ‘honoured and delighted’ as HRH The Prince of Wales takes on Patronage

HRH The Prince of Wales has become Patron of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The Prince of Wales follows in the footsteps of his father HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who was involved with the Trust for 56 years, first as President…

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…

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

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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…

Frome wild salmon in decline says report

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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…

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…

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…

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…

Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

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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…