- News Latest news http://www.countryside-alliance.org.uk/feed/news News Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:45:48 +0100 An update from The Elms School where hunting is on the curriculum http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/an-update-from-the-elms-school-where-hunting-is-on-the-curriculum http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/an-update-from-the-elms-school-where-hunting-is-on-the-curriculum Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:45:47 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Hunting Mrs Austen, teacher at The Elms School, Malvern, updates us on the school's hunting activities: We had a total of 52 different children aged from 6 -13 out hunting last season. We hunted on on 16 days with the Ledbury in groups and had three visiting days - the Heythrop, the Croome and West Warwickshire and the South Herefordshire. We had the whole gang out at our own Ledbury meet at the school. We have just had our own Puppy Show at the Ledbury kennels - a practice one for real one - and a barbecue at which 11 children were presented with their hunting colours - maroon CA ties, the Master's special award for the most helpful child this season - Finlay Davison - and 13 glass tumblers for this year's tumblers! A new alliance for the future of lead shot http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/a-new-alliance-for-the-future-of-lead-shot http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/a-new-alliance-for-the-future-of-lead-shot Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:20:46 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Shooting Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman Barney White-Spunner writes: I am happy to be able to update you on where we are with the lead issue following my resignation from the Lead Ammunition Group a few weeks ago. I promised that we were in no way moving away from the issue and can now explain what I mean by that. Two Lead Ammunition Group (LAG) reports have now been presented to Defra. New 2015/16 shooting badges are now available http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/new-201516-shooting-badges-are-now-available http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/new-201516-shooting-badges-are-now-available Tue, 23 Jun 2015 13:22:00 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Shooting Thank you for supporting the work of the Countryside Alliance through buying a shooting badge. These badges have become iconic over the 15 and more years we have been producing them. We change the colour annually and this year are happy to present the badges in a purple colour - a solid colour Season badge for £100 and a £15 Supporter badge in a camouflage-print version. Buy yours here. New hunt country map by George Butler http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/new-hunt-country-map-by-george-butler http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/new-hunt-country-map-by-george-butler Mon, 15 Jun 2015 14:38:28 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Hunting Readers of The Field will have seen a feature in the July issue about a new hunt country map, commissioned by the Countryside Alliance as a piece of sporting art by talented young artist George Butler. The poster is currently in production so please keep an eye on this website for details. The map will be on-sale on our stand at the CLA Game Fair at Harewood House nr Leeds in late July.  Eagle Review: helping you pick your ideal shooting and fishing destination http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/eagle-review-helping-you-pick-your-ideal-shooting-and-fishing-destination http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/eagle-review-helping-you-pick-your-ideal-shooting-and-fishing-destination Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:45:56 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Shooting The Countryside Alliance's Adrian Blackmore introduces www.eagle-review.com, a new internet tool that helps sportsmen pick their ideal shooting or fishing destination: What a day – perfect in every respect, and exactly what had been hoped for. Such an opinion might well apply to a holiday or short weekend break having read on-line reviews before booking, but how often can that be said of a shooting or fishing trip? If one has previous experience of a shoot or beat, can rely on the recommendation of friends, or trusted something that proved to be spot on in a magazine article, then that might well be the case, but all too often one has to rely on trawling the internet, or descriptions provided by an agent or owner. 2014 Annual Report, Accounts and Board elections http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/join-us-members-benefits-and-offers/2014-annual-report-accounts-and-board-elections http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/join-us-members-benefits-and-offers/2014-annual-report-accounts-and-board-elections Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:11:08 +0100 Countryside Alliance Join us - members benefits and offers The 2014 Annual Report, featuring summary financial statements and Board election ballot, is now online, (a full set of signed accounts for 2014 is also enclosed below). Full members will receive their copy of the Annual Report by post this week. Through the ballot contained in the report members will be voting to approve the report and accounts, to appoint Messrs Saffery Champness as Auditors and to cast your ballot for three (3) candidates standing for membership of the Countryside Alliance Board. Completed forms should be sent to the Independent Scrutineer at Electoral Reform Services, London, N81 1ER by midnight on 24th July 2015. Please note that members can also vote online at www.votebyinternet.com/ca15. Whether voting by post or online your membership number will be required. If you do not have that to hand you can call the membership team on 0207 840 9300. Take action - lobby your MP on the Hunting Act http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/take-action-lobby-your-mp-on-the-hunting-act http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/take-action-lobby-your-mp-on-the-hunting-act Tue, 19 May 2015 13:26:41 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Hunting The Countryside Alliance has launched a new e-lobby as part of its campaign for repeal of the Hunting Act 2004. Take part here and share widely. Members and supporters are encouraged to take part in the e-lobby, reminding Conservative MPs that a vote on repeal was a manifesto commitment while urging MPs of other parties to support repeal of this failed Act. The e-lobby can be found here. Scottish Government seems determined to introduce an air weapon licensing system http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/scottish-government-seems-determined-to-introduce-an-air-weapon-licensing-system http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/scottish-government-seems-determined-to-introduce-an-air-weapon-licensing-system Thu, 14 May 2015 10:37:37 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance CA Scotland News 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. Speculation rife after bad news from Bowland http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/speculation-rife-after-bad-news-from-bowland http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/speculation-rife-after-bad-news-from-bowland Thu, 07 May 2015 10:34:56 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance CA Scotland News Speculation rife after bad news from Bowland As bloggers busily report the bad news regarding the disappearance of three Hen Harriers from active nests in the Forest of Bowland. Those with a vested interest in creating drama have immediately suggested foul play… Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2014 Season http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/salmon-and-sea-trout-fishery-statistics-2014-season http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/salmon-and-sea-trout-fishery-statistics-2014-season Thu, 07 May 2015 09:40:51 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance CA Scotland News Salmon and Sea Trout Fishery Statistics 2014 Season Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published the salmon and sea trout fishery statistics for the 2014 season. Wildlife organisations call for three-year ban on an mountain hare culls http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/wildlife-organisations-call-for-three-year-ban-on-an-mountain-hare-culls http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/wildlife-organisations-call-for-three-year-ban-on-an-mountain-hare-culls Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:48:27 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance CA Scotland News Wildlife organisations call for three-year ban on an mountain hare culls Scottish Rural Awards celebrate the countryside‚Äôs entrepreneurs http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/events/scottish-rural-awards-celebrate-the-countrysides-entrepreneurs http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/events/scottish-rural-awards-celebrate-the-countrysides-entrepreneurs Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:05:45 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance Events Scone Palace, Thistly Cross Cider and Highland Game Ltd were among the businesses honoured at the inaugural Scottish Rural Awards Gala Dinner. The new awards and their gala awards dinner are the first major event of a five-year partnership between Scottish Field magazine and the Scottish Countryside Alliance to celebrate the entrepreneurship of rural businesses. Air gun licensing is unnecessary and will not cut gun crime, says SCA http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/article/air-gun-licensing-is-unnecessary-and-will-not-cut-gun-crime-says-sca http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/article/air-gun-licensing-is-unnecessary-and-will-not-cut-gun-crime-says-sca Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:07:10 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance Article The Scottish Parliament’s intention to continue towards licensing air weapons, despite evidence that such a move will do little to reduce crime whilst increasing police costs, is disappointing, says the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA). Yesterday (23 March) the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Regeneration Committee published its report on the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill. It suggests that the estimated 500,000 air weapons held across Scotland should be licensed, despite a warning from the Association of Scottish Police Superintendents that licensing would be unwieldy and expensive. Scottish Game Fair http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/scottish-game-fair http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/scottish-game-fair Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:26:26 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance CA Scotland News The Scottish Game Fair ast Scone Palace will be held from Friday 3 July until Sunday 5 July 2015 - Come and see us by the Ringside at No. 1 Gamekeepers Row for a coffee or glass of wine and discuss the areas in your Rural Community, Business or Education where you need help or information Scottish Countryside Alliance responds to the Scottish Environment LINK wildlife crime report http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/scottish-countryside-alliance-responds-to-the-scottish-environment-link-wildlife-crime-report http://www.countryside-alliance.org/scot/ca-scotland-news/scottish-countryside-alliance-responds-to-the-scottish-environment-link-wildlife-crime-report Fri, 20 Feb 2015 11:59:07 +0100 Scottish Countryside Alliance CA Scotland News Jamie Stewart Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) director said: “We share the stated desire of the Scottish Environmental LINK report – to eradicate wildlife crime in Scotland in its many guises. “However it is unfortunate and extremely disappointing that this collaboration of self interest groups have failed to engage with those that are actively involved in tackling wildlife crime - the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime (PAWS).