GLORY ON THE HORIZON
Scottish estate owners are cautiously optimistic that this year’s grouse season will show an improvement on last year’s wash-out, with demand from domestic and international shooters remaining strong, according to The Gift of Grouse campaign. Around 60% of visitors come from England, 10% from within Scotland and 30% from overseas – primarily the USA, Denmark, Belgium, Holland, France and Spain. New markets are opening up in China and India. The grouse season in Scotland is estimated to be worth £32m to Scotland during a good season.