Scottish news

One million visitor nights to be generated by Scotland's country sports

Scottish Sporting Gazette

Scotland's country sports sector is on course to contribute more than one million visitor nights to the nation's tourism sector this year, said Robert Rattray, head of CKD Galbraith's Sporting Lets.

Following several exceptional grouse shooting seasons, Mr Rattray said that the country sport sector is well placed to improve on previous visitor statistics, including the 2013 record where 910,000 visitor nights were booked by country sport enthusiasts.

Grouse boosting hare populations

Scottish Sporting Gazette

The Highlands are celebrating a special conservation bonus following two very good grouse seasons.

Scottish moorland managers are reporting large numbers of the much loved and easily recognised mountain hare, linked to last year's 'best in a generation' grouse season. The Scottish population of hares is thought to be around 350,000 and in some areas they are now at historically high levels - the hares have the red grouse to thank!

Out and About

Clicks at the crack of dawn

Scottish Sporting Gazette

Very few people are licensed to monitor caper-lekking sites. Justin Prigmore is one of them.

A life of service

Scottish Sporting Gazette

Four retired men who have dedicated their working lives to fieldsports.

Shooting

Making the most of muck

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A truly unique sporting experience awaits on the Isle of Muck.

Glorious Glenmuick

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It is easy to see why this estate 'attracts Guns' from around the world.

Food and Drink

Pigeon salad

Scottish Sporting Gazette

A simple recipe from Dryburgh Hotel head chef Mark Wilkinson.

Whisky - a river runs through it

Scottish Sporting Gazette

There's a distinctive character to this Lewis single malt.

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