The Fred Taylor Memorial Trophy for Working Stalking Ponies returns

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The working pony is a treasured tradition on many of Scotland’s sporting estates and deer forests and we are delighted for the return of a ‘concourse d’elegance’ for working ponies in memory of the late Fred Taylor, Head Stalker on Invermark…

Scottish soccer team shoots for success

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A junior football team based in Perthshire has swapped shooting for gaols for shooting at clays. The Crieff Juniors 2008 squad visited Gleneagles Shooting and Fishing School for an afternoon of clay shooting hosted by the British Association…

Win a day’s driven grouse shooting for eight

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An exhilarating day of driven grouse shooting for eight guns in 2022 on Invermark Estate, Angus plus accommodation for 16 guests, is the prize in the latest competition from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). The Invermark Estate…

Landmark report reveals the impact of gamebird releasing

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With millions of pheasants and partridges released into the countryside each year, what impact are they having? That’s the question answered in a landmark report from leading conservation charity the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust…

Wader conservation at Auchnerran

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By Dave Parish, GWCT Head of Scottish Lowland Research The plight of waders breeding in the UK is well known. All of our familiar species are in serious decline and we hear frequent warnings about local extinctions for some of them. Undoubtedly…

Stable move for shooting industry publication

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Stable events, the company which runs The Game Fair, the GWCT Scottish Game Fair and the World Gunmakers’ Evening, has further strengthened its ties and commitment to the shooting industry following their acquisition of Gun Trade News. The…

RSPB loses hen harrier judicial review

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The Court of Appeal has dismissed legal challenges by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and its former conservation director Mark Avery into Natural England’s research into hen harrier brood management. The court confirmed…

Scottish gunmaker rises to Macnab Challenge

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John Dickson and Son, Scotland’s oldest gunmaker, which also incorporates a number of other great Scottish gunmaking names, has provided all the sporting equipment to support Delaney & Sons’ trip to the Isle of Harris in pursuit of the…

Avian influenza prevention zone declared across Great Britain

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Following a number of detections of avian influenza in wild birds across Great Britain, the Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland and Wales have declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across the whole of Great Britain…

Treasure Your River

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A co-ordinated campaign, created by award-winning environmental organisation Hubbub and supported by the Coca-Cola Foundation has resulted in the Treasure Your River project – a working group of litter-busting organisations across the UK. Among…