INTERNATIONAL APPEAL CONTINUES TO BOOST SCOTLAND’S COUNTRY SPORTS TOURISM

Posted: 20/12/2016

The Scottish country sports tourism industry defied the odds this year with its enduring international appeal by boosting foreign visitors and overnight stays.  

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ENCOURAGING NUMBERS OF BIRDS OF PREY SIGHTED ON SCOTTISH MOORLANDS

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An increasing number of birds of prey are thriving on Scottish grouse moors due to gamekeepers’ conservation efforts.

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CHEFS’ APPETITE FOR GAME IS GROWING AS GROUSE IS FLAVOUR OF THE MONTH

Posted: 23/11/2016

Restaurants throughout the country are being urged to follow suit as some of the top chefs in the UK have been serving up grouse as a firm favourite this season.  

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NICK NAIRN COOKS UP THE PERFECT START TO THE GROUSE SEASON

Posted: 12/08/2016

Scottish chef Nick Nairn got the Glorious Twelfth off to a bang today as he joined a party on a Perthshire estate for the start of the grouse season.

The renowned cook was amongst tourists from France, estate staff and gamekeepers at Crieff’s Abercairny Estate - which is part of the Tayside & Central Moorland Group - to bag the first grouse of the season despite the damp conditions on the hill.

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GROUSE COUNTS UNDERWAY IN PREPARATION FOR THE GLORIOUS TWELFTH

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Grouse counting is underway on Scotland’s sporting estates ahead of the Glorious Twelfth – and leading agents and gamekeepers are forecasting a positive season for the sector.   

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GAMEKEEPERS RESPOND TO THE CALL FOR THE CURLEW

Posted: 30/06/2016

The curlew is getting back on song on Scottish grouse moors.

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Gamekeeping - New recruits in high demand

Posted: 20/06/2016

Interest in gamekeeping as a vocation is flying high according to Scotland’s leading rural colleges.  

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ESTATES AND GAMEKEEPERS: HEATHER ON FIREOK!

Posted: 04/04/2016

Sporting estates and gamekeepers across Scotland today launched a new initiative – Heather on FireOK! – to raise public awareness of why Scotland’s heather-clad hills are burning.

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Moorland Group appeals for greater understanding of hare culling

Posted: 18/03/2016

The Scottish Moorland Group appealed today for better understanding of the culling of mountain hares which is carried out to ensure protection of species and habitat.

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Grouse shooting - a lifeline for rural communities

Posted: 15/02/2016

Grouse shooting continued to support rural hotels and accommodation providers last year despite a more volatile shooting season on Scotland’s moors.

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