Best Practice

Out of Season Licensing Procedures for Mountain Hare 

The control of mountain hares is often necessary for the prevention of damage and disease. Mountain Hares are subject to legal seasons. If you have good reason to apply for a licence to NatureScot to control Mountain Hare numbers outwith the legal seasons, you can apply for a licence to NatureScot using the following guidelines: Click here for more information

Legal Muirburning: Make sure you are prepared.

The muirburn season is drawing nearer. Please click on the simple best practice guideline in Pdf format below so you can make sure you are complying with best practice. Muirburning, when carried out in line with best practice, provides a suite of benefits for grouse and endangered wading birds.

Firearms and Shotgun License Changes

Members should be aware that application forms for the granting and renewal of firearm and shotgun certificates were changed in December 2013.
Police Scotland will continue to remind applicants 12 weeks in advance of certificate expiry. However, the new form, 201, which replaces the old forms, 101 and 103, must now be downloaded from the Police Scotland website, filled in and returned (in hard copy) to the Police.
The forms cannot be filled in online as a signature is required.
You can find the forms to download, plus all guidance regarding the new procedure, on Click here for more information

PDF Documents to Download

Download Legal Muirburning
Download Spring Traps
Download Snaring in Scotland 4th Edition 2012
Download Code of Good Shooting Practice
Download WANE summary

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