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Joint statement on Scottish game shoot licensing proposals

| Latest News, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

Following this morning’s hearing [23rd May] of the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee, organisations representing the game shooting community issued the following statement. “We are disappointed that the committee voted narrowly in favour of a course of action which includes examining the possibility of a licensing scheme for game shooting in…

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Ladies with breast cancer – register now for our free fly fishing retreat in Scotland

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Latest News

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, the unique fly fishing therapy programme for ladies with breast cancer, is delighted to be returning to Forbes of Kingennie, the beautiful family-run resort at Broughty Ferry near Dundee, and is now accepting registrations. The Forbes family and their dedicated staff will join the Casting for Recovery team to…

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General Election – lobby your candidates on the countryside

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband, Shooting, Shooting and Conservation

The Countryside Alliance is asking you to champion the countryside and help us by contacting the candidates in your constituency and asking them to support the key policies in our Rural Charter set out below: Make Brexit work for the countryside Buy British by supporting our farmers and producers Repeal the Hunting Act and recognise…

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Jim Barrington on believing facts not propaganda on hunting

| Hunting, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Animal Welfare consultant Jim Barrington (pictured) has blogged his thoughts on the recent developments in the hunting debate. In “The hunt for votes” Jim looks at the way the animal rights lobby will seek to exert influence using anti-hunt propaganda in this election, and the fact that the propaganda doesn’t affect electoral outcomes….

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Brian May isn’t rocking the hunting vote

| Hunting, Latest News, Our Blog

Yesterday the Conservative manifesto was published and, as Theresa May had promised, it contained a commitment to “a free vote, on a government bill in government time, to give parliament the opportunity to decide the future of the Hunting Act”. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also published their manifestos this week and you can…

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First step towards a national rural crime strategy

| Communities and Business, Food and Farming, Mobile and Broadband

This week North Yorkshire Police, who hold the NPCC national portfolio for Wildlife Crime and Rural Affairs, held a rural stakeholder engagement event with the purpose to develop a national strategy for this important portfolio. Organisations including ourselves, the National Gamekeepers Organisation, British Horse Society and many more spent the day identifying and discussing what…

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Conservative Party Manifesto – rural policies

| Communities and Business, Consultation and Lobbying, Food and Farming, Hunting, Latest News, Mobile and Broadband

The Conservative Party has released its Manifesto (18th May) ahead of the General Election on 8th June. The Countryside Alliance’s campaigns team has been through the document and selected some highlights which will impact on rural communities. We hope the below facts and policies will inform you as we head towards the most important election the country, and…

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