Shotgun license renewal; certificate links, downloads and rules

Written by  on November 5, 2018

Shotgun license renewal; certificate links, downloads and rules At Castle Gunmakers we noticed a recent article on the Shooting UK website. It highlighted[...]

Cross-over shotguns and conversions

Written by  on April 26, 2018

We are often asked what is a cross-over shotgun and why would someone want to use one rather than learning to shoot from the other shoulder to match up[...]

The best UK fieldsports video sites

Written by  on January 3, 2018

Hunting grouse and other wildlife in the UK is exciting and a wonderful way to spend a holiday. However, it’s not always hunting season. What do you[...]

Scottish fieldsports set to further increase visits to Scotland

Written by  on December 15, 2017

During 2017, Scottish fieldsports will add over one million visitor nights to the country’s tourism sector, according to Robert Rattray, the head of[...]

Tempus Fugit – Sporting adventures with Barry Wilcox

Written by  on October 4, 2017

In the early 1980s I moved to Waterybutts, a shooting and fishing lodge in Perthshire. Here I spent some happy times on the River Tay with Jimmy Last[...]

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[...]