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SACS Shooting Rates progress

SACS Shooting Rates progress

Shooting Rates assessors have listened to SACS' concerns on behalf of members and are working with SACS to resolve these issues.

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Working for Waders-Volunteers Wanted

Working for Waders: A Call for Volunteers Populations of wading birds like curlew, lapwing and oystercatcher have declined markedly across Scotland: since 1994, curlew have declined by 61%, lapwing by 53% and oystercatcher by 40%. Two workshops, held earlier in 2017, (the overview report is available here ) highlighted that there was wide consensus on the need to halt and, where possible, reverse these declines. The Working for Waders Initiative has been established to bring people together to encourage new ways of thinking and working, especially through the development of collaborative activities and actions on ...

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Working for Waders-Volunteers Wanted
Deer Stalking- A Lady's View

Deer Stalking- A Lady's View

SACS Head of Policy Julia Stoddart writes for the Oct/Nov issue Fieldsports Magazine

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SCOTTISH FIREARMS LICENSING REVIEW

An online questionnaire has been launched by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland to allow members of the public who have applied for a grant, renewal or variation of a firearm, shotgun or air weapon certificate or sponsored a Visitor Permit in the last two years to comment on the licensing process.

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SCOTTISH FIREARMS LICENSING REVIEW
Hunting with dogs Scotland: new public consultation

Hunting with dogs Scotland: new public consultation

Following the review of the Protection of Wild Mammals Act, and Lord Bonomy’s report and recommendations, the Scottish Government has now launched a public consultation on so-called ‘potential improvements’ to the legislation governing fox control in Scotland. SACS, which sits on the Code of Practice working group, will be responding on behalf if its members.

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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill- Stage 1 Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report

Following the recent REC committee call for evidence on the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill, the stage 1 report has now been published.

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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill- Stage 1 Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee report
#62 ITW Podcast- RSPB Debate With The GWCT

#62 ITW Podcast- RSPB Debate With The GWCT

In this weeks episode of the SACS sponsored Into The Wilderness Podcast we see guest speakers from RSPB- Scotland and the GWCT come face to face to discuss current issues.

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#61 ITW PODCAST- BEYOND THE KILLING WITH PHIL MASSARO

This week in the Into The Wilderness Podcast sponsored by The Scottish Association for Country Sports we hear from Phil Massaro on hunting, ethics and big guns.

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#61 ITW PODCAST- BEYOND THE KILLING WITH PHIL MASSARO
SACS at inaugural Scottish Land Commission conference

SACS at inaugural Scottish Land Commission conference

SACS attends inaugural Scottish Land Commission conference

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Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement published today

SACS made a full and robust response to the Government consultation and the Scottish Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement has been published today.

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Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement published today
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