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Fieldsports news and events – where to look?

Written by  on February 7, 2019

When you search for “UK fieldsports news” online the list of sites can be overwhelming – 878,000 results at the time of writing. When[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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.[...]