Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Rewilding is a broad term with emotive connotations. While the subject of lynx reintroduction is hugely divisive, the other end of the spectrum is existing agri-environment schemes. It is likely that the long term future of our grant regime will be weighted increasingly towards ecosystem services rather than the historical basis of food production. The economic, social and biodiversity issues surrounding rewilding and related initiatives will provide plenty of grounds for lively debate.
Thursday, 2 June 2016
A number of priorities to protect Scotland’s natural environment have been outlined by the Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland. Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from 1 July 2016. This gives users six months to get a certificate before new rules tightening access to air weapons, introduced in the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, come into effect from 31 December 2016.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement that Fergus Ewing MSP has been appointed Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity. Countryside Alliance
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the announcement that Roseanna Cunningham MSP has been appointed Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
The Countryside Alliance has warned the Government not to miss an opportunity to do something positive for the shooting community. Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill which would make some important technical changes to existing firearms legislation were debated yesterday (Tuesday 26 April) in the House of Commons.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Rural issues and potential solutions were brought to the fore of the Scottish election campaign at the largest National Rural Hustings for seventeen years.