SGA responds to consultation on snaring ban
Holyrood Committee includes recommendation in Stage One report
With game management techniques proven to help the species, it is time to think out of the box
Scottish Government to be questioned on its actions for species
Application process the 'acid test' for foot packs
Edward Mountain MSP's move to annul secures Committee majority
Challenges and opportunities for skills-rich SGA members
SGA and 8 rural bodies publish guidance for shoots
Government to introduce ban on snares and more powers for SSPCA in new Bill
Relentless legislative change, job losses and an unregulated carbon market impacting the profession
What's On, member offers, awards presentations and the weather!
Scottish Government can guard against the loss of tax payer money
Updates on traps, snaring, SSPCA powers and Muirburn
Alex Hogg remembers Dick Potts in his blog on his Holyrood petition
UK Firearms licensing may change following fatalities
22 year old Finlay Shand wins the prestigious youth prize
Holyrood evidence as Police and Law Society oppose more SSPCA powers
Legal authorisation is being withdrawn for open area and waste dump use
The SGA's response, in full, to the Wildlife Management and Muirburn Bill
Despite an income of nearly 160 million pounds, RSPB want the public to dip into their pockets
Gamekeepers recommend existing snare phase-out
Community believes National Trust for Scotland's culls will impact jobs, tourism and animal welfare.
New survey shows a 57% rise in only 7 years.
Leading voice opposes abolition of male deer seasons
All SGA members are urged to respond to the new Grouse Bill
The legislation, at Stage One, has been introduced to the Scottish Parliament.
Following an EGM, South Uist residents have voted not to eradicate the island's deer
The SGA believes the loss of one of Scotland's remaining red deer refugia would be a 'symbolic' blow to the species
SGA learns professional stalkers have culled more deer than at any time since community buy-out
The SGA has warned of the repercussions of wiping out a species native since Neolithic times
Recent high-profile incidents of raptor poisonings have brought the gamekeeping sector’s use of rodenticides under increased scrutiny. Clearly, these incidents damage gamekeeping’s good name for managing and protecting the countryside, and jeopardise the continued use of rodenticides by gamekeepers.
Incident and further eye witness accounts of wounded deer appal Assynt community
Police inquiry and eye witness accounts cast doubts over animal welfare
SGA welcomes licensing in the new Bill but challenges regulators to deliver workable scheme
Experienced SGA gamekeepers have worked with fire and agency partners to develop a course for everyone using prescribed fire in the countryside.
Crofters also complain to environment and charity regulators
Assynt Crofters' Trust say regulators have lost control of John Muir Trust in Assynt
How the press covered another lamentable episode for the Assynt community at the hands of an NGO