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OPTIMISM ON SCOTTISH GROUSE MOORS AS INTERNATIONAL DEMAND REMAINS UNABATED
OPTIMISM ON SCOTTISH GROUSE MOORS AS INTERNATIONAL DEMAND REMAINS UNABATED
Scottish estate owners are cautiously optimistic that this year’s grouse season will show an improvement on last year’s wash-out, with demand from domestic and international shooters remaining strong. Around 60% of visitors come from England, 10% from within Scotland and 30% from overseas – primarily the USA, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, France and Spain. New markets
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GAMEKEEPERS AND ESTATE STAFF UNDERTAKE MAJOR CLEAN-UP AT TOMATIN, CARRBRIDGE AND CAWDOR
GAMEKEEPERS AND ESTATE STAFF UNDERTAKE MAJOR CLEAN-UP AT TOMATIN, CARRBRIDGE AND CAWDOR
Gamekeepers, families and villagers cleared over 35 bags of discarded rubbish from around Tomatin, Carrbridge and Cawdor village last week, astonished by the scale of rural littering.   The members of Tomatin Moorland Group and Cawdor Estate decided to do a countryside clean-up around their local communities, with some having done a similar thing last
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Land managers and gamekeepers step up efforts to help protect the hen harrier population in Scotland
Land managers and gamekeepers step up efforts to help protect the hen harrier population in Scotland
Scotland is a major stronghold for hen harriers, with 80% of the UK population. Land managers and gamekeepers have been stepping up efforts as part of the ‘Heads Up for Harriers’ project to help protect the hen harrier population in Scotland. Last week a parliamentary question submitted by Andy Wightman MSP asked how many estates
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BIODIVERSITY THE WINNER IN SCOTLAND DESPITE FINANCIAL HIT FROM POOR SEASON
BIODIVERSITY THE WINNER IN SCOTLAND DESPITE FINANCIAL HIT FROM POOR SEASON
Scotland’s grouse sector has taken a multi-million pound hit due to the poor weather – but that has not dampened the private investment in vital conservation work yielding significant results for the nation’s treasured wildlife. New figures estimate the financial impact of the shoot cancellations to be approximately £38.5m – direct spending on grouse shooting
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