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Guest Blog from Hamish Trench, CEO of the Scottish Land Commission

In this week's guest blog, Scottish Land Commission CEO Hamish Trench has kindly contributed a fascinating article about modernising Scotland's patterns of land ownership. Feel free to send us your thoughts, and you can find information on the SLC's events calendar at the end of the post. Modernising Scotland’s Land Ownership Land is at the heart of Scotland’s identity, economy and communities. The Scottish Land Commission seeks to make more of the nation’s land by shaping a programme of land reform across urban and rural Scotland. There has long been ...

An Update on the British Game Alliance’s First Season – 2018/19

An Update on the British Game Alliance’s First Season – 2018/19 The British Game Alliance (BGA) was formed with the aim to increase demand in order to return a commercial value back to British game meat. Launched in May 2018, the BGA laid out its plans for the season ahead. Fast-forward 9 months; the BGA has published a comprehensive end of season summary report to the industry. Now approaching its 500th shoot-member to join the initiative, new markets for game have also been secured at home and overseas as well as the support of shooting ...

The Mole Hole: British Moleskin Trousers

The Mole Hole - An Honest Review As we at SACS have said previously, supporting small local businesses is important so we are pleased to let members know about The Mole Hole’s products. This is an honest and unpaid-for review of their ladies side-fastening moleskin trousers, which one of our staff members has bought for themselves. We found The Mole Hole from a good old-fashioned Google search; the search summary said: " The Mole Hole: highest quality traditional moleskin clothing. British-made, hand-tailored moleskin trousers, breeks, waistcoats for ladies & gents." We clicked through ...

Our #GenerationWildcat is the final hope for the Highland Tiger

This week's Guest Blog, which was previously published in Farming Scotland Magazine, has been distributed to partners in Scottish Wildcat Action's land management stakeholder group, of which SACS is a member. It's an interesting read about Scotland's native cat, and an excellent example of how the land managers of today are part of the conservation solution. By Dr Roo Campbell, Priority Areas Manager for Scottish Wildcat Action Scotland’s wildcats remain in a perilous position. With potentially fewer than 100 left in the wild, it is undoubtedly the UK’s most endangered mammal. ...

'It's ok not to be ok'

On this week's blog, SACS' own Fraser Lamb gives an important insight into our work on shooting and mental health. Shooting and Mental Health: ‘It’s ok not to be ok’ By Fraser Lamb, SACS Firearms Licensing Advisor It is a fact that people will choose to take their own lives. There can be a myriad of reasons for that fateful choice including ill health – mental or physical – or traumatic circumstances that the person feels they cannot overcome. Research has indicated that a significant proportion of the population will be ...