Wednesday, 19 August 2015
APPEAL FOR INFORMATION ON THE RECENT KILLING OF BIRDs OF PREY
The Scottish Countryside Alliance adds its voice to calls for information on recent deaths of birds of prey.
Jamie Stewart Director Scotland said: It is extremely disappointing to hear news of a number of incidents reported in the media involving the shooting of birds of prey, inc a satellite tagged hen harrier from the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project, and a Buzzard in the Scottish Border country.
As a committed member of PAW Scotland the Scottish Countryside Alliance supports the Scottish Government in their commitment to empower Police Scotland Wildlife crime officers to bring an end to these outdated criminal activity. Incidents of bird of prey.
Persecution have fallen to a low level over the last five years and we want to ensure that everything possible is done to eradicate them completely. The Scottish Government has made it clear it is committed to dealing with this issue vigorously and we support its objective.
The importance of reporting crime or suspected criminal activities involving wildlife as soon as possible cannot be over emphasised; those who hold on to information for whatever reason diminish the ability of our dedicated wildlife crime teams in their investigation and prosecution of criminals.
I would urge anyone with any information on the latest incident to contact Police Scotland as soon as possible.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as it is reported that the issue of hunting is to be debated and voted on in the Commons as early as next week. Please read on as our Executive Chairman, Barney White-Spunner, explains why it is vital that you act NOW for hunting.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
The show season affords us the opportunity to meet many members face to face to discuss more personal situations in a one to one conversation. It also allow us to fly the flag and tell members and other visitors to the stand about our many diverse activities…
Friday, 3 July 2015
A new policing scheme designed to tackle rural crime and funded by private landowners has been launched.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
The Scottish Countryside Alliance has highlighted the potential impact on rural employment, business and environmental sustainability through the removal of sporting rates relief.
Thursday, 14 May 2015
Despite offences involving air weapons falling to the lowest level since records began in 1980 the Scottish Government seems determined to introduce an air weapon licensing system.