Thursday, 2 June 2016
A number of priorities to protect Scotland’s natural environment have been outlined by the Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham.
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
The Scottish Government has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the new air weapons legislation that aims to improve public safety and reduce gun crime in Scotland. Anybody who wants to use or own an air weapon will be able to apply to Police Scotland for an air weapon certificate, or a permit in some circumstances, from 1 July 2016. This gives users six months to get a certificate before new rules tightening access to air weapons, introduced in the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2015, come into effect from 31 December 2016.
Wednesday, 27 April 2016
The Countryside Alliance has warned the Government not to miss an opportunity to do something positive for the shooting community. Amendments to the Policing and Crime Bill which would make some important technical changes to existing firearms legislation were debated yesterday (Tuesday 26 April) in the House of Commons.
Friday, 8 April 2016
Rural issues and potential solutions were brought to the fore of the Scottish election campaign at the largest National Rural Hustings for seventeen years.
Monday, 21 March 2016
SCA condemns raptor persecution but longer term trends will tell the true story of bird crime
Thursday, 17 March 2016
The Land Reform Bill passed its Stage 3 debate in Holyrood yesterday (16 March). It includes a number of changes that the Scottish Countryside Alliance believes will be bad for rural businesses and communities.