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“Nicola Sturgeon ‘posturing’ over Scottish foxhunting review”

| About Us, Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Regions

On Wednesday 27th January the Daily Telegraph ran an article with the headline: “Nicola Sturgeon ‘posturing’ over Scottish foxhunting review”. The piece by Scottish Political Editor Simon Johnson reported: “The Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) highlights new police testimony that the existing laws are not being broken and claims the First Minister only ordered a review…

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Scottish Parliament urged to oppose flawed sporting rates plans

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The Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) welcomes amendments to the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill, in the name of Alex Fergusson MSP and Mike Russell MSP, which would remove the reintroduction of sporting rates. The SCA believes much of the information being considered by  the environment committee is irrelevant to the reintroduction of rates and we remain…

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Shooting campaign update

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This is a busy time for the shooting campaigns team. This week we are attending a meeting of the Medical Evidence Working Group at the Home Office, a roundtable at Europe House with Vicky Ford MEP to discuss the Firearms Directive and a discussion at DEFRA debating the implementation of the Agreement on International Humane…

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Grousing about flooding

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Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: It never ceases to amaze me how determined extreme animal rights and environmental activists can be once they have locked onto the target of their displeasure, but even by their standards the claims that recent floods were caused by grouse shooting is exceptionally creative. There is, of course,…

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Sign a petition to protect Scottish wild salmon

| About Us, Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying, Devolved Regions, Food and Farming, Latest News, Regions

Salmon & Trout Conservation UK report: “We have just launched a new petition, hosted on the Scottish Parliament’s website, as part of our strategy to put real pressure on the Scottish Government to provide long-overdue statutory protection to wild fish from what is probably the greatest scourge of our wild salmon and sea trout – the…

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Hunting reports from our young correspondent

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Teenager Georgie Archer won our “Young Countryside Writer” competition in 2012 and since then has been a regular correspondent, reporting back from days out with the Golden Valley Hunt. Here she writes for you about Boxing Day and New Year’s Day with the hunt. My stomach churning with excitement, I led Bugsy from his luxurious…

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