Wednesday, 1 June 2016
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland. Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from 1 July 2016. This gives users six months to get a certificate before new rules tightening access to air weapons, introduced in the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, come into effect from 31 December 2016.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
The Countryside Alliance has warned the Government not to miss an opportunity to do something positive for the shooting community. Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill which would make some important technical changes to existing firearms legislation were debated yesterday (Tuesday 26 April) in the House of Commons.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Rural issues and potential solutions were brought to the fore of the Scottish election campaign at the largest National Rural Hustings for seventeen years.
Monday, 21 March 2016
SCA condemns raptor persecution but longer term trends will tell the true story of bird crime
Thursday, 17 March 2016
The Land Reform Bill passed its Stage 3 debate in Holyrood yesterday (16 March). It includes a number of changes that the Scottish Countryside Alliance believes will be bad for rural businesses and communities.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
The SCA was the only organisation to host events about rural affairs at this year’s conferences and our meetings asked delegates from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives and SNP to consider “who are the real conservationists?” The conservation debate has become increasingly ideological driven and our meetings were designed to highlight the work of those who farm, fish and shoot to the preservation of the Scottish countryside