- News Latest news http://www.countryside-alliance.org.uk/feed/news News Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:29 +0100 Show your support for Nature and Shooting http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/show-your-support-for-nature-and-shooting http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-shooting/show-your-support-for-nature-and-shooting Tue, 19 May 2015 17:00:28 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Shooting The Countryside Alliance is calling on all those who love British wildlife and the countryside to respond to the European Commission’s proposal to review the Birds and Habitats Directive. 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. National crime survey to focus on rural concerns http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/communities/national-crime-survey-to-focus-on-rural-concerns http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/communities/national-crime-survey-to-focus-on-rural-concerns Tue, 19 May 2015 12:07:10 +0100 Countryside Alliance Communities The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN)*, backed by the Countryside Alliance and supported by the Home Office, is calling for people who work or live in rural areas to come forward and give their views on countryside crimes, the impact they have on the wider community and to help shape the future of crime prevention and rural policing. Click here to take part. Charles Jardine goes fishing with Mary Berry - Friday 22 May, BBC2, 8pm http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/charity-fishing/charles-jardine-goes-fishing-with-mary-berry-friday-22-may-bbc2-8pm http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/charity-fishing/charles-jardine-goes-fishing-with-mary-berry-friday-22-may-bbc2-8pm Mon, 18 May 2015 10:56:15 +0100 Countryside Alliance Charity - Fishing We recommend watching "Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites" on Friday 22nd May at 8:00pm on BBC Two. Radio Times reports: "The Great British Bake Off judge tries her hand at fly-fishing on the River Test, cooking up her catch on the riverbank." Mary is joined by our very own Charles Jardine, Fishing 4 Schools Director and expert angler, instructor, cook and all round nice guy - please tune in. 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. Ministerial appointments http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-lobbying/ministerial-appointments http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-lobbying/ministerial-appointments Thu, 14 May 2015 09:56:54 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns-Lobbying Following the General Election the following ministerial appointments have been made by Prime Minister David Cameron. We have listed the departments that are the most relevant to the work of the Countryside Alliance. Key amongst the appointments are the return of Liz Truss as Secretary of State for Environment, the promotion of George Eustice as Minister for State at Defra and the appointment of Rory Stewart as Under Secretary of State at Defra. Back Country Life's bid to win "Cover of the Year" title http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/join-us-members-benefits-and-offers/back-country-lifes-bid-to-win-cover-of-the-year-title http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/join-us-members-benefits-and-offers/back-country-lifes-bid-to-win-cover-of-the-year-title Thu, 14 May 2015 09:38:39 +0100 Countryside Alliance Join us - members benefits and offers Country Life magazine is in the running for a prestigious national award - the The Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Cover of the Year - for its butterfly cover. You can vote for the magazine against competition including GQ, Elle and Radio Times. Country Life is the only rural magazine in the ten-strong shortlist and the PPA introduces the cover by observing: "Inspired by a lepidopterist's collection in an antique shop, this composite butterfly cover hits the jackpot. Campaign win on Welsh dog breeding guidance http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/campaign-win-on-welsh-dog-breeding-guidance http://www.countryside-alliance.org/ca/campaigns-hunting/campaign-win-on-welsh-dog-breeding-guidance Wed, 13 May 2015 17:17:34 +0100 Countryside Alliance Campaigns - Hunting The Countryside Alliance has ensured the particular way working dogs are kept is recognised in new guidance for local authorities granting licences under new dog breeding regulations for Wales. The Government document covers accommodation and environment, diet and nutrition, normal behaviour (which includes the socialisation of puppies) and health and welfare, and includes special mention of gundogs and hunt kennels. 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).