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‘Decisions, decisions!’ by Loon

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Decisions, decisions‘ has been kindly designed by Alasdair Hilleary (Loon), who’s work is worldly-wise and humorous. We asked him a few questions about his…

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‘Rockin’ Robin’ By Clare Brownlow

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. For this year we have nine beautiful, top quality Christmas Cards to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. One of the cards ‘Rockin’ Robin’ has been kindly designed by Clare Brownlow, who’s work has previously won the competition for the design of the front cover…

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Countryside Alliance release their Christmas card collection & 2018 calendar

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The Countryside Alliance 2017 Christmas cards are now available to order. This year we have nine beautiful designs by celebrated British artists to choose from and the Countryside Alliance 2018 calendar. The range of Christmas cards celebrates our great countryside and its wildlife and, in-keeping with previous years’ best sellers, we again bring you fieldsports…

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New firearms licensing medical procedure fails again after extraordinary letter from Local Medical Committee

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The Lincolnshire Local Medical Committee have backed down over a misleading letter, but the Countryside Alliance is raising concerns over future firearms licensing developments in the county. A member in Lincolnshire told the Alliance that they had received a letter from their GP asking them to pay £90 for the initial medical check that is…

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Countryside Alliance Scottish Director responds to misleading snaring article

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Countryside Alliance Scottish Director responds to misleading article about snaring in Scotland  Scottish Director Jamie Stewart has responded to a highly misleading article published by the League Against Cruel Sport (LACS) in the Holyrood magazine.  Earlier this week, Jennifer Dunn, Senior Public Affairs Officer for Scotland at LACS published an article in the magazine calling…

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Take part in new Land-based business survey

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Scottish Land & Estates has launched a survey to better understand the ‘nature of land-based business’ in 2016. The management of land and the things we get from land is increasingly in the spotlight.  The pressure to deliver multiple outcomes from land management such as food and fibre production, natural flood management, better water quality, improved…

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Calls for reasonable air weapons fees “have fallen on deaf ears”

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Calls for a reasonable and logical fees system to the new air weapons licensing system have fallen on deaf ears as the Scottish Government has this week released the publication of the Air Weapons Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2016. The Regulations, that are due to come into force on July 1st, are a mockery to those…

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Welcoming Roseanna Cunningham to rural brief

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement that Roseanna Cunningham MSP has been appointed Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. Countryside Alliance Director for Scotland Jamie Stewart said: The Scottish Government’s decisions on the implementation of Land Reform will be pivotal to continuance of business within the land and game management sector and to the…

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Election results 2016 – Scotland and Wales

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Votes are still being counted from many of the elections that took place yesterday, but we now know the results for the Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly elections. In Scotland, the SNP is just short of an overall majority at Holyrood with 63 seats, down six seats from the 2011 results. One of those loses…

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