Werritty report brings uncertainty

A government-led review of grouse moor management stopped short of recommending a ban on driven grouse shooting – but rural groups warn it could still lead to ‘seismic’ change for grouse moors in Scotland.  The Werritty Review, which has now

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News

SGA backs grouse moors

Credit: Flickr / Colin Gregory Scottish gamekeepers have denounced a report produced by the campaign group Revive that advocates licensing or ending driven grouse shooting and replacing grouse moors with natural woodland and scrub. Revive, which is associated with a

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News

BASC battles RSPB on raptors

The RSPB has used its latest Birdcrime report to accuse shooting of having a “culture of criminality”. In a scathing and sensationalist report, the organisation reported that there were 87 incidents of bird of prey persecution in 2018, leading it

Tagged with: , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News

Shooting sense

These days, it can seem that all law-abiding shooters are constantly walking a licensing tightrope. David Barrington Barnes outlines how a sensible approach can avoid the worst problems

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Features

BASC calls for 10-year firearms certificates

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has launched a white paper entitled ‘Extending the duration of firearm and shotgun certificates’, calling for the introduction of 10-year certificates. The paper was launched at a meeting of the All Party

Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,
Posted in News

Airgun licensing looms for Scotland

The Air Weapons and Licensing Scotland Bill was backed by MSPs at Holyrood on Thursday 25 June, and looks likely to become law imminently

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in News

BASC firearms team reinforced

Former firearms licensing manager Paul Dale has joined the ranks of BASC’s firearms licensing team.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in News

Lincolnshire licensing goes private

Lincolnshire police is to outsource its firearms licensing process to the private sector.

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in News
Follow Us!