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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

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Johnson ‘bringing the world together’ over Ukraine says NI secretary

As diplomatic attempts to de-escalate tensions at the Ukraine border continue, Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis has said the PM is ‘bringing the world together about how to deal’ with Russia’s threats.   Speaking to Sky News’ “Trevor Phillips on Sunday” show, the NI secretary discussed the possibility of a Russian incursion in Ukraine. He… Read more »

I'm no apologist for Putin, but...
I’m no apologist for Putin, but…

NATO needs to urgently review its red lines and consider again whether to at least pause its expansion eastwards – and give Russia assurances to that effect I’m no apologist for Russian president Vladimir Putin, nor for Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its attempts to destabilise Ukraine – and the western alliance of democratic countries… Read more »