Fishing 4 Schools tip of the month for young anglers – May – tempting a trout

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The warmer weather is here at last and Fishing 4 Schools instructor and  fly fishing expert Bob Goble gives us his tips for good fishing this May. I am so glad that May is here and I’m feeling the warmth on my back at last, after the dreadful weather earlier this year. Life is great…

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Further thoughts on the Raven Research Licence

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Jamie Stewart, the Director of the Scottish Countryside Alliance writes: The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomed the pragmatic approach taken by SNH last week in granting a five-year licence for raven control across part of Perthshire, to learn more about the impact of raven predation on ground nesting birds such as the curlew. In the face…

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Shock announcement from Environment Secretary on electronic collars

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Environment Secretary, Michael Gove MP, has told MPs that he recognises the benefits of electronic collars used in boundary fence systems, as a consultation proposing a total ban on the use of these devices comes to a close today (27 April). Speaking during environment questions in the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday 26 April), Mr…

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Scottish Countryside Alliance Statement on SNH Raven research licence

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the practical approach taken by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in granting a research licence to mitigate the impact of raven predation on vulnerable and red-listed ground nesting birds. On what is an obviously contentious issue, SNH is to be congratulated for disagreeing with the largest conservation bodies in the country…

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Hunting’s rural spring clean

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The Countryside Alliance (CA) is joining forces with hunts across the country to clean up rural areas over a weekend dedicated to picking up litter in and around the countryside on 2nd & 3rd June. Just last week the Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, announced that the Government will review sentencing for those found…

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This time next week we will know the winners of the Countryside Alliance Awards… wish them luck!

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Next week will see the House of Lords host the 13th Countryside Alliance Awards. This year’s regional winners’ are all truly exceptional, and that is not surprising considering the number of nominations received. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce…

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