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£15 MILLION BONUS DESPITE WRECKED GROUSE SEASON
£15 MILLION BONUS DESPITE WRECKED GROUSE SEASON
Downstream spending in remote communities by Scotland’s grouse moors increased this year to over £15m despite the season being decimated by snow. That is the surprise finding of a survey by Scotland’s 6 regional moorland groups, which also saw jobs on grouse shoots being maintained. The survey analysed confidential accounts data from 25 respondent estates of varying sizes, from the Monadhliath Mountains
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THE SIX GREEN GIFTS OF GROUSE – HOW MOORLAND COMMUNITIES ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
THE SIX GREEN GIFTS OF GROUSE – HOW MOORLAND COMMUNITIES ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Six key environmental benefits of moorland management are helping to tackle climate change. As efforts to combat climate change intensify through the COP26 summit, politicians and conservation bodies have been urged to embrace the contribution of sustainable moorland management. The six environmental gifts of grouse are:- Carbon capture;  Peatland restoration; Wildfire prevention; Habitat creation; Mountain
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FUTURE OF MUIRBURN IN SCOTLAND MAY BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY FAILED LEGAL CHALLENGE SOUTH OF THE BORDER
FUTURE OF MUIRBURN IN SCOTLAND MAY BE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY FAILED LEGAL CHALLENGE SOUTH OF THE BORDER
A failed legal challenge on heather burning in England may have a positive impact on how future regulation of muirburn is shaped in Scotland. The latest court defeat for Chris Packham’s Wild Justice group came this week when a High Court ruling by Mr Justice Dove dismissed Wild Justice’s ‘speculative’ attempt to judicial review Defra’s most recent
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SCOTLAND’S WOMEN MAKE A HUGE CONTRIBUTION TO RURAL COMMUNITIES
SCOTLAND’S WOMEN MAKE A HUGE CONTRIBUTION TO RURAL COMMUNITIES
The UN International Day of Rural Women takes place on Friday 15 October, celebrating women all over the world who live and work in rural areas. In Scotland, women’s contribution to rural life is often overlooked, according to the rural network Scotland’s Regional Moorland Groups. Lianne MacLennan, national coordinator of Scotland’s Regional Moorland Groups, said:
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BUSINESSES BACK MOORLAND COMMUNITIES AT THE GAME FAIR
BUSINESSES BACK MOORLAND COMMUNITIES AT THE GAME FAIR
Wildlife Artist Katie Hargreaves has led a host of Scottish businesses supporting an initiative which urges recognition of the importance of moorland life to the environment, wildlife and rural communities. Families, businesses and estates launched the Support Moorland Life campaign and another 20 businesses have signed up to mark the start of the Scottish Game Fair today,
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CALL TO SUPPORT BENEFITS OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT AS GROUSE SHOOTING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY
CALL TO SUPPORT BENEFITS OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT AS GROUSE SHOOTING SEASON GETS UNDERWAY
The annual grouse shooting season got under way today with rural communities urging: “Support Moorland Life.” Newly published research (*link) shows that moorland management is sustainable and delivers a host of environmental, social and economic benefits and that alternative land uses would not produce better results. Rural businesses across Scotland have been writing to members
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GROUSE SHOOTING PROVIDES MOST SUSTAINABLE FORM OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT
GROUSE SHOOTING PROVIDES MOST SUSTAINABLE FORM OF MOORLAND MANAGEMENT, ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT
A new report from the University of Northampton concludes that there is no better alternative use for the UK’s uplands than integrated moorland management, under The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) targets. The review into sustainable driven grouse shooting was designed to look both at the sustainability of grouse shooting, and the various
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