Firearms changes and National Park consultation


Firearms holders should respond to the following consultation which looks at proposed changes to UK firearms licensing procedures in the wake of fatal shootings in Plymouth and Skye.

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The Consultation is open for 8 weeks, until 23rd August.

As yet the Government has made no decision on the proposals for change put forward by the Senior Coroner for Plymouth, Torbay and South Devon, the Independent Office for Police Conduct and the Scottish Affairs Select Committee.


The Consultation can be found, here:


In August 2021, licensed gun holder Jake Davison killed 5 people and injured 2 before fatally shooting himself in Keyham, Plymouth.

In August 2022, John MacKinnon was fatally shot and 3 people were left seriously injured following a shooting and stabbing incident in Wester Ross.


Loch Lomond National Park plan


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Members are also reminded that the consultation on the Draft Plan for the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park closes on 19th July.


Park leaders have ‘opened a conversation’ on the future, with emphasis on the twin climate and nature emergencies.

As with the Cairngorms version, this Plan will impact those whose workplace is the land. 

It is important, therefore, that local land management communities have a say on issues that will affect their lives, work and future.

The Plan outlines steps such as ‘significant’ reductions in deer and grazing animals, with a move to regenerative farming. Forests will be expanded, beavers encouraged and finance will be sought from carbon and biodiversity off-sets and ‘ethical green finance’.

To have your say, go to:

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