The start of the Grouse Season on 12th August brings media attention every
Here, SGA Media reviews the news landscape so far, as RSPB tells Scottish
Daily Mail its stance on game shooting is 'neutral'. Commentators have disputed this
assertion. See the story, below.
- RSPB claims it is 'neutral' on game shooting despite calls for
an immediate moratorium on gamebird releases due to Avian Flu
- Scottish Government tells the Press and Journal that no cases of Avia Flu
have been identified in Scottish Grouse species, as an anti-grouse shooting group implies the season
should be stopped
- The SGA reassures that the sector would comply with all biosecurity rules
should Avian Flu be identified in game farms
Scottish Daily Mail
Press and Journal
Scottish Government officials have told a Press and Journal reporter than NO
cases of Avian flu have been identified in Scottish grouse, as a known anti-grouse shooting group has
called on the season not to go ahead (click article link below).
Grouse Season is good business
The start of the season has made the Business Pages, with Scottish
Business Insider focusing on the economic importance of the season, on the same day as it was
announced that the UK economy had shrunk by 0.1% between April and June.
The Scottish Farmer and Peeblesshire News carried the same story
While STV ran with RSPB's call for a moratorium, they also focused on the economic spin-off of the
grouse season. Click, here:
SOUND UP!!!! SGA Chairman Alex Hogg, MBE, has been speaking to
BBC Radio 4's Farming Programme about the economic spin-off of the 2022
grouse season for remote rural communities. Click below to listen. NB: If watching on YouTube, remember
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