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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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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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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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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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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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Show us where you're testing your signal

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Test the mobile reception in your area

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Celebrating National Shooting Week

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

To celebrate National Shooting Week, which runs 25th May-2nd June, Hopetoun Estate is inviting everyone to give shooting a go at their Clay Open Day on Sunday 2nd June.

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Dumfriesshire and Stewartry Foxhounds hunt ball

Monday, 20 May 2013

 Dumfriesshire and Stewartry Foxhounds hunt ball and Auction

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Scottish CA calls for change in the law for working dogs

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Scottish Countryside Alliance has called for changes to the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 to include a working dog exemption

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