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Rural Life

Supporting Rural Communities and Businesses

The Scottish Countryside Alliance believes that all rural communities deserve vibrant local schools, busy community owned village halls, and new and growing business resources and services. We believe that Scotland’s communities can form a wealth of opportunity from the development of our vast natural resources and by fully exploiting the new opportunities that are emerging from the sustainable management of our environment, whether that is a growing forest estate or the expansion of local biomass energy generation from food or farm waste, create sustainable lifestyles for all ages within our rural landscape.
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Promoting
Shooting

Supporting Shooting

Shooting does not face an outright ban – yet. However, we should never forget that shooting faces regular threats whether through restrictions on the guns we use, the ammunition we fire, the birds we rear, the land we use or our very presence in the countryside we love.
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Promoting
Hunting

Supporting Hunting

The Scottish hunting community are rightly proud of their achievements. Having come through an all-encompassing campaign fighting to save the sport and in many cases livelihoods, they emerged from the fight on February 13, 2002, blooded but unbeaten. Ten years later, we must recognise and commend the resilience of hunting folk – the fact that we still have a form of fox hunting in Scotland is testament to the determination of the people involved.
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Promoting
Angling

Economics benefits to rural Scotland

There has long been a perception that angling for game and coarse fish is important to the Scottish economy. In August 2001 a report entitled Scotland’s Freshwater Fish and Fisheries: Securing their Future, gave an in-depth economic analysis of the sector. reporting that angling is valuable to Scotland, and particularly to rural Scotland.
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Proof phone reception can differ from what your provider promises

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Proof that the mobile phone reception you actually receive can differ wildly from that predicted by your provider comes today in news that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against EE.
A customer accused EE of publishing misleading information after the mobile phone coverage checker on the company’s website showed reception on the T-Mobile network as being excellent at the complainant’s home address – however in reality he had no signal in his house and poor signal outside.
The ASA has ordered that EE must make the conditional nature of the coverage checker results clearer on the website.
This case serves to show how important the Countryside Alliance’s campaign to improve rural phone reception is.

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C.A.P & Scotland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

Friday, 4 October 2013

CAP and Scotland’s Rural Development Programme 2014-2020
 

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Scottish Air Weapon Licensing Update

Friday, 4 October 2013

The Scottish Government launched a public consultation on its plans to introduce a licensing system for weapons on the 14 December 2012. The Scottish Countryside Alliance, like many other organisations, submitted a robust response rejecting the need for such draconian measures.
 The SCA opposed the consultation proposals and urged all shooters to show solidarity with Scottish airgunners by signing an on-line petition, supporting a facebook campaign and responding to the consultation.
The consultation closed on the 15th March 2013 with analysis of the responses received published on the 19th July. It came as no great surprise that 87% of respondents rejected the proposal; we were however surprised by the Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskills reaction. 

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The SCA Welcomes the news that phone mast planning may be eased to boost mobile cover

Friday, 4 October 2013

The Scottish Government is set to announce a consultation on whether existing regulations make it too difficult for phone companies to build new masts.

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The Scottish Whisky and Wine Auction

Friday, 4 October 2013

The Scottish Countryside Alliance Wine and Whisky Auction evening will be held at Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh on Tuesday, 26th November, 2013. 

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Peter Luff MP

Westminster politicians welcome ‘revolutionary’ proposals

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Peter Luff MP stated that it is “outrageous” that non-English parliamentarians can change our laws. He said: “English MPs should vote on English laws, the idea that, say, the Scots can impose legislation we don’t want is outrageous.

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Scottish Countryside Alliance Director named in the top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Scottish Count

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Scottish Countryside Alliance Director named in the top 100 Movers and Shakers in the Scottish Countryside.

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