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Rural Life

Supporting Rural Communities and Businesses

The Scottish Countryside Alliance believes that all rural communities deserve vibrant local schools, busy community owned village halls, and new and growing business resources and services. We believe that Scotland’s communities can form a wealth of opportunity from the development of our vast natural resources and by fully exploiting the new opportunities that are emerging from the sustainable management of our environment, whether that is a growing forest estate or the expansion of local biomass energy generation from food or farm waste, create sustainable lifestyles for all ages within our rural landscape.
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Promoting
Shooting

Supporting Shooting

Shooting does not face an outright ban – yet. However, we should never forget that shooting faces regular threats whether through restrictions on the guns we use, the ammunition we fire, the birds we rear, the land we use or our very presence in the countryside we love.
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Promoting
Hunting

Supporting Hunting

The Scottish hunting community are rightly proud of their achievements. Having come through an all-encompassing campaign fighting to save the sport and in many cases livelihoods, they emerged from the fight on February 13, 2002, blooded but unbeaten. Ten years later, we must recognise and commend the resilience of hunting folk – the fact that we still have a form of fox hunting in Scotland is testament to the determination of the people involved.
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Promoting
Angling

Economics benefits to rural Scotland

There has long been a perception that angling for game and coarse fish is important to the Scottish economy. In August 2001 a report entitled Scotland’s Freshwater Fish and Fisheries: Securing their Future, gave an in-depth economic analysis of the sector. reporting that angling is valuable to Scotland, and particularly to rural Scotland.
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The SCA Welcomes the news that phone mast planning may be eased to boost mobile cover

Friday, 4 October 2013

The Scottish Government is set to announce a consultation on whether existing regulations make it too difficult for phone companies to build new masts.

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The Scottish Whisky and Wine Auction

Friday, 4 October 2013

The Scottish Countryside Alliance Wine and Whisky Auction evening will be held at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 26th November, 2013. 

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Peter Luff MP

Westminster politicians welcome ‘revolutionary’ proposals

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Peter Luff MP stated that it is “outrageous” that non-English parliamentarians can change our laws. He said: “English MPs should vote on English laws, the idea that, say, the Scots can impose legislation we don’t want is outrageous.

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Scottish Countryside Alliance Director named in the top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Scottish Count

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Scottish Countryside Alliance Director named in the top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Scottish Countryside.

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Help us search for a signal

Thursday, 6 June 2013

We all pay the same to run our mobile phones, regardless of where we live. But rural businesses and individuals tell the Countryside Alliance they have a far poorer service.

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The Case for Lead - download it here

Thursday, 6 June 2013

 
As part of our ongoing campaign to safeguard shooters' rights, the Countryside Alliance has produced "The Case for Lead" articulating a defence of lead ammunition and its use.
Authored by Shooting Campaign Manager David Taylor, the booklet is available to download and hard copies can be obtained from our stands at shows this summer. The Case for Lead takes the heat out of the debate and puts the arguments for lead ammunition in an informed and sensible way. Headings include "What is Lead?", "Why Use Lead in Ammunition?", "Lead in Food", "Lead in the Environment", "Alternatives" and "Implications of a Ban." 
 
 

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Campaign for compliance with the law on lead shot

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

In Scotland and Northern Ireland it is illegal to use lead shot over wetlands.

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