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Countryside Alliance takes the lead to secure the future of gamekeeping apprenticeships

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The Countryside Alliance is securing the future of gamekeeping by working to develop an apprenticeship for new underkeepers. Our proposal for a new qualification has been approved by the Department of Business, Industry and Skills (BIS) and we are setting up a “trailblazer” group to work with other organisations and employers to develop the course….

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Countryside Alliance launches “Shooting in Wales- For Countryside and Community”

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The Countryside Alliance has moved to ensure that new Welsh Assembly Members are equipped with the facts about shooting in Wales, launching a brochure detailing the enormous contribution that shooting makes to rural economies, communities and habitats in rural Wales.   At a time when those organisations against shooting are bombarding our politicians with misinformation,…

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“Chaotic” Scottish airguns licensing continues to confuse

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Despite an overwhelming opposition to this needless legislation the Scottish Government continues to plough on with their draconian policy of licensing airguns causing confusion at every step. The Scottish Government’s recently launched campaign to raise awareness of the new Air Weapons Licensing (Scotland) Regulations 2016, alongside Police Scotland’s amnesty of airguns, have led to an…

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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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SCA: “we must work together to tackle raptor persecution”

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance has called into question an RSPB statement that those responsible for the latest case of raptor persecution in the Highlands could be associated with sporting interests, and calls for unity in working to eradicate raptor persecution. Director Scotland Jamie Stewart said: “As active members of Partnership Against Wildlife Crime Scotland, we…

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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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Kent PCC’s swift action over firearms licensing congratulated

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The Countryside Alliance has congratulated Kent PCC Matthew Scott on swift action over firearms licensing. Newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent, Matthew Scott (pictured left), has announced a £39,000 of new funding to address the backlog in firearms licensing that built up under his predecessor, Ann Barnes. Research undertaken by the Countryside Alliance…

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