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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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Prince Charles: Highlights of the Queen’s Speech

Prince Charles officially opened parliament, delivering the Queen’s Speech to the House of Lords. Notable bills included levelling up, energy security and Brexit freedoms. All of which will be crucial from the UK’s approach to the cost of living crisis, global warming and the UK’s position in the global order. The House of Commons will… Read more »

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Anna McMorrin vents frustration at ‘lost’ Ukrainian refugee visa applications

In a debate on Ukraine, Labour’s Anna McMorrin vented her frustration at the application of a Ukrainian family that her constituent has committed to sponsor having been “lost”. McMorrin pointed the finger at “the incompetence of the government and its home office”. The Labour MP also suggested that prime minister Boris Johnson is “more desperate… Read more »