Walked-up grouse in high heat – the not so Glorious Twelfth!!

Written by  on August 12, 2017

Many years ago, when I was a lot fitter than I am now, three shooting pals from the south invited me to join them for a walked-up grouse day on the Glorious[...]

The Glorious Twelfth – the grouse shooting season is nearly upon us

Written by  on August 11, 2017

August the twelfth, the first day of the grouse shooting season is nearly upon us. It is often referred to as the Glorious Twelfth although you’ll be[...]

Scottish grouse estates invaluable to the local economy

Written by  on August 10, 2017

A recent report into grouse estates that offer shooting highlighted an average spend of around £500,000 in the local economy as a direct result of their[...]

Help save red squirrels – volunteer now!

Written by  on May 31, 2017

Help save red squirrels – volunteer now! In most of the UK, red squirrels are few and far between. In order to help the effort and increase the[...]

The Big Farmland Bird Count Review

Written by  on March 25, 2017

The fourth annual Big Farmland Bird Count (BFBC) was held in February 2017. The event brought in record numbers of visitors who took part – some[...]

Changes in the 2017 Firearms Act – how do they impact gun owners?

Written by  on February 28, 2017

Changes in the 2017 Firearms Act – how do they impact gun owners? A bill that will result in changes in the 2017 Firearms Act, known as the Policing[...]

Gun servicing – look after your gun; lock, stock and barrel

Written by  on January 31, 2017

We are now coming towards the end of the game shooting season and, as ever, we have been very busy with gun repairs and the shop sometimes feels like an[...]

How field sports can contribute to conservation

Written by  on October 14, 2016

How field sports can contribute to conservation The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) and Savills Research have recently released their 2015-2016[...]

Best wildfowling spots this shooting season?

Written by  on September 15, 2016

Where are the best wildfowling spots this shooting season? Well the mild winter, late frosts and warm wet summer have all played their part in shaping[...]

Field sports: invaluable to the local economy

Written by  on August 22, 2016

When people think of the economy, they wouldn’t necessarily consider field sports, but this industry is absolutely vital to the economy of rural Scotland.[...]