Cost of rural theft in Scotland falls

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The cost of rural theft in Scotland fell 25% to an estimated £1.7m in 2020 as COVID restrictions, rural policing and beefed up farm security kept criminals out of the countryside, according to figures released by leading rural insurer, NFU…

Italian footwear to get you anywhere

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Born in 1975 as a mountain shoe workplace in the famous Montebelluna zone of Italy, Crispi, founded by Alessandro Marcolin, has seen its market grow, making it exclusive in its niche and now one of the most precious companies in Italy. Launched…

Raising a glass to a Scottish distillery

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On the western fringes of the Pentland Hills, you will find one of Scotland’s smallest gin distilleries, which can’t wait to share its unique, handcrafted product with visitors to the GWCT Scottish Game Fair. Tarbraxus Distillery is the…

All you need to enjoy the ultimate Scottish road trip

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The North Coast 500 takes in the best of the Scottish Highlands and there’s never been an easier way to enjoy it, thanks to recently launched Highland Overland – which rents out premium 4x4s and all the kit for your adventure. From the…

Don’t forget your Twelve Bore on your shoot

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With today (Thursday) marking the Glorious Twelfth, what could be more appropriate than the launch of the very latest gin, designed especially for shoots – the aptly named Twelve Bore. Celebrate the start of season in style and raise a…

Get set for game on The Glorious Twelfth

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The Glorious Twelfth – the start of the grouse season in the UK – begins today (August 12th), with other game including partridge and wild duck coming in soon. To celebrate, Wild and Game, the Bristol-based company selling wild game across…

Positive signs for salmon in River Frome

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The amount of young salmon leaving the River Frome is the highest in eight years, with numbers up by 40 per cent in 2020 on the 10-year average. However, the Fisheries Research Review from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT),…

Boost for social impact of shooting

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A new scientific paper into the social, mental and wellbeing attributes of those who participate in game shooting has been highlighted as significant by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new paper, published…

Scottish Game Fair set for expansion after rule changes

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The lifting of most of the Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland, including the removal of limits on large outdoor gathering from last Monday (August 9th) has given a timely boost to the GWCT Scottish Game Fair. Last week First Minister Nicola…

The GWCT Scottish Game Fair sales surge after ‘Freedom Day’ announced

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Organisers of The GWCT Scottish Game Fair sponsored by NFU Mutual have seen an unprecedented surge in both ticket sales and exhibition stand bookings after Nicola Sturgeon revealed the roadmap to Level 0 in Scotland today. The three-day outdoor…