Scottish Countryside Alliance

 
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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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The illegal poisoning of birds of prey has no place in wildlife management

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the continuing trend in the reduction in the number of confirmed incidents of poisoning against Birds of Prey

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Dongles for Durness

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Scottish Countryside Alliance and Three Mobile working together for the Countryside

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Hunting in Scotland a decade on from the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

As the 10th anniversary of the Act passed on February 13, you could be forgiven for thinking little has changed during the course of time. 

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RSPCA private prosecution collapse reinforces need for scrutiny of charity

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Court Case Collapses on First Morning

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Countryside Awards

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Rural Oscars....

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The lease for sporting rights on Raasay has been returned to the island’s crofters

Monday, 18 March 2013

The lease for sporting rights on Raasay has been returned to the island’s crofters for the current season

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Reform Review Groups call for evidence

Friday, 15 March 2013

Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the opportunity to debate Land Reform

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