The number of shooting estates taking part in a ground-breaking project to raise efforts in protecting hen harriers in Scotland has reached its highest level.
Scotland’s leading chefs, including Andrew Fairlie, Carina Contini, Martin Wishart and Mark Greenaway, have joined forces, along with the Gift of Grouse, at the start of the Scottish Game Fair to champion the use of grouse in kitchens.
Gamekeepers across Scotland have been stepping up their efforts ahead of the grouse season to ensure the country’s heather-clad moorlands provide favourable habitat for ground-nesting wildlife and safeguards against wildfires.
Forecasters are predicting Arctic conditions over the next four weeks with temperatures falling to -10C ; this is a headache for anyone trying to get to work in Scotland’s cities. But how do people who work outdoors year-round cope with wintry conditions?
The Scottish country sports tourism industry defied the odds this year with its enduring international appeal by boosting foreign visitors and overnight stays.
An increasing number of birds of prey are thriving on Scottish grouse moors due to gamekeepers’ conservation efforts.
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.
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.
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.
The curlew is getting back on song on Scottish grouse moors.