The Gift of Grouse ‘Moorland Briefing’ offers a round up of industry news as we head towards the conclusion of the grouse shooting season for 2020. This report offers an insight into the new safety measures implemented to limit the potential spread of Covid-19 and how they have been working well.

The findings of a visitor survey undertaken jointly by Scotland’s Regional Moorland Groups and The Scottish Gamekeepers Association are also highlighted and indicates the valuable contribution of sports tourism with each shoot visitor spending an average of £3,593.18 in local communities.

Raptor success stories continue across Scottish grouse moors thanks to the work of dedicated moorland managers throughout the country.  Read about the successful fledgling of Hen Harrier chicks in the Angus Glens, Sea Eagle chicks ion mar Estate in Deeside and the increase in ‘red’ and ‘amber’ listed bird species on Invercauld Estate.

Details on how muirburn aids carbon storage and prevents wildfire is also included plus partnership working for the future of grouse moors.

Read the full report here Moorland Briefing November 2020

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