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Scottish Countryside Alliance Statement on SNH Raven research licence

| Campaigns, Latest News, Press Release, Shooting

The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes the practical approach taken by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in granting a research licence to mitigate the impact of raven predation on vulnerable and red-listed ground nesting birds. On what is an obviously contentious issue, SNH is to be congratulated for disagreeing with the largest conservation bodies in the country…

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Hunting’s rural spring clean

| Campaigns, Hunting, Latest News, Press Release

The Countryside Alliance (CA) is joining forces with hunts across the country to clean up rural areas over a weekend dedicated to picking up litter in and around the countryside on 2nd & 3rd June. Just last week the Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, announced that the Government will review sentencing for those found…

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Well done to our tremendous London Marathon team all who raised money for TCAF initiatives

| Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland, Falconry for Schools, Fishing Groups, Foundation

A massive thank you is due to the four runners who battled the heat and took part in yesterday’s Virgin Money London Marathon (22nd April) in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation (TCAF). Between them, they have so far raised more than £5000.00 for the TCAF initiatives Fishing 4 Schools, Falconry for Schools and Casting for Recovery. This will…

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This time next week we will know the winners of the Countryside Alliance Awards… wish them luck!

| Campaigns, Countryside Alliance Awards, Latest News

Next week will see the House of Lords host the 13th Countryside Alliance Awards. This year’s regional winners’ are all truly exceptional, and that is not surprising considering the number of nominations received. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce…

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Countryside Alliance sets out red lines for the future of firearms licensing medical procedure

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The Countryside Alliance has detailed the chaos currently gripping the medical procedures associated with firearms licensing. We understand that the Home Office may be about to attempt to impose a ‘solution’ on gun owners in the form of a fee to GPs for completing the initial medical records check and adding a marker to medical…

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Minister agrees to review sentencing for fly-tipping

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The Environment Minister, Dr Therese Coffey MP, has told MPs that the Government will review sentencing for those found guilty of fly-tipping waste. Speaking in a Westminster Hall Debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 17 April, Dr Coffey defended the Government’s record saying that “Councils have over 20 powers to tackle fly-tipping… and…

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