Hunting forever, for everyone!

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

As hundreds of thousands of people across the countryside get ready to support their local hunts on Boxing Day new research undertaken by the Countryside Alliance confirms that hunting is younger and more diverse than ever before. Over 250 hunts will meet on Tuesday 26th December in every corner of the countryside as hunting celebrates…

Continue Reading

No excuse not to hunt this Boxing Day

| Campaigns, Hunting

Countryside Alliance’s Head of Hunting Polly Portwin writes: “Christmas Eve or Boxing Day?” This is the sort of discussion that takes place in a household where a member of the family wants to hunt at the priority meets over the Christmas period. This would be a perfectly normal discussion, rather like other families discuss whether…

Continue Reading


The Countryside Alliance guide to trail-hunting

| Hunting

Q: What is trail-hunting and when does it take place? A: Trail-hunting involves laying of a scent across the country which a pack of hounds then searches for and follows using their noses. The season starts in the autumn and continues throughout the winter, with most packs finishing during March. Q: When did trail-hunting become…

Continue Reading

MSP misguided in hunt ban campaign

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

Green MSP, Alison Johnstone, has stated that she intends to bring forward a member’s bill at Holyrood that would impose a total ban on hunting. Jamie Stewart, Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance said: “Ms Johnstone seems to have wholly misunderstood both the current legislation and the review carried out by Lord Bonomy on behalf…

Continue Reading


Hunting continues to evolve and prosper

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: One of the most extraordinary characteristics of the hunting world is its resilience. Every hunt, from the smallest pack of beagles to the grandest of foxhounds, is a self-contained community and there is a strength that comes from unity. Opponents of hunting have never even started to understand…

Continue Reading



Latest Tweet: