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Tesco prefers pirates to foxhunters

| Hunting, Latest News

Countryside Alliance Chief Executive Tim Bonner writes: There are plenty of examples of the idiocy that results from a toxic mixture of animal rights activism, social media and corporate communications, but this week’s report that Tesco has decided to remove a fox hunter fancy dress costume from its website is exceptional. Not because the ‘costume’…

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Efficiency and Effectiveness of Police Scotland Firearms Licensing Service

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) welcomes the report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (HMICS) as they assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the way in which Police Scotland delivers its statutory role as the licensing authority in Scotland for firearms, shotguns and air weapons. Since the establishment of Police Scotland in 2013,…

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Half-term Hunting competition winner

| Hunting

The winner of our half-term hunting photography competition has been chosen following a vote on social media for Countryside Alliance supporters to choose between two finalists. The images were selected from a large number of entries submitted during the recent half-term holidays and they both received great support, with the results changing over the course…

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Events and Shows this summer

| Latest News, Our Blog

The Countryside Alliance team will be attending a number of events and shows throughout the summer and we’d love to see you there. Take a look at the listing below and be sure to book the show dates in your diary. Events and Shows 2-6 May – Badminton Horse Trials 4 June – Raby Castle…

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Introducing the Game Champion to this year’s Countryside Alliance Awards

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Awards, Game to Eat, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance is excited to announce the introduction of a Game Champion category at this year’s Countryside Alliance Awards. Many rural businesses, whether pubs, butchers or local food shop, promote and market wild game to their customers and it is the wish of the Countryside Alliance Awards to reward those that have witnessed success…

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Wessex Water Challenge: Charles Jardine’s training blog – Week three – The Beast from the East beasts me!

| Events and Competitions, Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Latest News, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

Charles Jardine, the founder and director of the Fishing for Schools initiative, undertakes his greatest challenge yet, on 7th/8th April – the #WessexWaterChallenge. This 24-hour event will see 65-year-old Charles fish at three Wessex Water Reservoirs and run the 60 miles between them, all in the space of a day. You can sponsor him here The arrival…

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Fishing for Schools tip of the month for young anglers: March – spring is round the corner!

| Fishing, Fishing for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation, Our Blog, Outdoor Education, Press Release

It’s March and time for our fly fishing expert Bob Goble to tell what we need to bear in mind this month. Although it seems to have been a very long, cold and wet winter for us as humans, the rivers and lakes have welcomed the long drink, have been refreshed and are filling up…

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Savills Countryside Alliance point-to-point defies the weather at Badbury Rings

| Events and Competitions, Foundation, Fundraising, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release, Regions

Thousands of punters turned out for the Savills Countryside Alliance Point-to-Point at Badbury Rings on Sunday (25 February), despite the cold weather. Fingers were crossed that the event would not have to be called off because of the hard frost, but by the first race, at noon, the ground had been deemed firm but fit…

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Countryside Alliance to challenge Scottish Conservatives on their rural vision

| Campaigns, Consultation and Lobbying

  The Scottish Countryside Alliance will be hosting a fringe event at the Scottish Conservative Party Conference in Aberdeen on the challenges facing rural communities in Scotland. Conservative MP, John Lamont, and MSP, Rachael Hamilton, will be joined by David Fyffe from Scottish Land and Estates and Amanda Burgauer from Scottish Rural Action, to discuss…

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