Concern Over Holyrood Air Weapons and Licensing Bill

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Yesterday MSP’s debated the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill, which would mean all 500,000 air rifles used in Scotland would need to be licensed. Scottish Countryside Alliance director Jamie Stewart, said: “We are greatly disappointed that, despite the Cabinet Secretary’s acknowledgement that current recorded offences involving air weapons are at the lowest level since comparable…

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Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance

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The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales. The Government document covers accommodation and environment, diet and nutrition, normal behaviour (which includes the socialisation of puppies) and health and welfare, and includes special mention…

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The main parties on Wildlife Management

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      The main parties have now launched their manifestos ahead of the General Election on 7th May. We bring you the main points from each one relating to a key part of our own manifesto – wildlife management. Read our own manifesto chapter on wildlife management here.  Conservative Implement 25 year strategy to…

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Air gun licensing is “unnecessary” and will not cut gun crime

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The Scottish Parliament’s intention to continue towards licensing air weapons, despite evidence that such a move will do little to reduce crime whilst increasing police costs, is disappointing, says the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA). Yesterday (23 March) the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee published its report on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland)…

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2015 General Election Manifesto

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Ahead of the May 2015 General Election the Countryside Alliance has launched its manifesto which it will use as a tool to communicate with all parties and candidates to put the countryside’s case. The manifesto is presented under five headings: digital communications; food & farming; rural communities; rural services and wildlife management. Under each heading…

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