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'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 ...

AudioGuard Solutions - Hearing Protection for Shooting

AudioGuard Solutions – Hearing Protection with a Difference As we at SACS have said previously, supporting small businesses is important so we are pleased to let members know about AudioGuard’s products. This is an honest and unpaid-for review of their Insta-Mold Direct Moulded Ear Protection, which one of our staff members has bought for themselves. We first met Rachel and Neil from AudioGuard Solutions at Bisley at Braidwood ’s autumn open day last year. Sharing the venue for the day to meet new folk and spread the word about our work, we ...

Wild Boar Management with Fraser Mackay

SACS friend Fraser Mackay, a highly experienced wildlife manager based on Scotland's West Coast, talks us through the intricacies of effective wild boar management in this fascinating new blog post. Thank you, Fraser, for contributing! The Importance of Selective Culling within Wild Boar Management - Blog by Fraser Mackay Wild boar or ‘feral pigs’ are an increasing problem in the UK, with populations in England, Scotland and Wales at present; they require careful management and selective culling is paramount in their control. Unfortunately, there are estates and land managers that are adopting a ‘shoot on ...

Hornstone Shooting Accessories

Hornstone Shooting Accessories: cartridge pouch, 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 Hornstone’s products. This is an honest and unpaid-for review of a Hornstone leather cartridge pouch, which one of our staff members has bought for themselves at full price. Sometimes, using a cartridge pouch is a better option than weighing down coat or vest pockets. British company Hornstone offers handmade leather pouches and other shooting accessories, made with the company ethos ‘functionality, quality and fine craftsmanship.’ ...

A Hebridean Fishing Adventure: SACS Blog by Will Marshall

Mistakes, Misadventure and the Odd Decent Fish by Will Marshall Shooting, fishing and farming connect you directly to the landscape and anything that affects it. This is particularly true of the weather! We seem to have had a distinct absence of much in the way of weather this year (2018). The Jetstream has settled into a big oscillation leaving us with record-breaking temperatures all summer and no rain. This has played havoc with the anadromous fish migrations and led to an apathetic ennui in this fisherman. Pondering the situation with my fishing ...