Friday, 4 December 2015
The Scottish Countryside Alliance has responded to the publication today (4 December) of the Stage One Report on the Land Reform Bill by the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
The Scottish Countryside Alliance has responded to the report of wildlife crime penalities review group, commissioned by the Scottish Government, which was published today.
Wednesday, 28 October 2015
The country’s top sporting pubs have been revealed today, with the announcement of the winners of the Countryside Alliance and Country Life magazine’s Britain’s Best Sporting Pub competition, in association with Pol Roger champagne.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the publication of the 2014 Wildlife Crime report by Aileen McLeod MSP Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform.
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the Scottish Government in their commitment to empower Police Scotland Wildlife crime officers to bring an end to these outdated criminal activity.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.