Grouse review must continue, say shooters
Scottish shooting organisations have united to appeal that a review of grouse moor management goes ahead, amid attacks on the sport. BASC, the Scottish Countryside Alliance, Scottish Land & Estates and the Scottish Association of Country Sports issued a joint statement after anti-shooting activists called for further restrictions on grouse moors in Scotland. The statement said that interference should not get in the way of the truth: “Since the end of last year, there has been an independent review — commissioned by the Scottish government — of grouse moor management, led by Professor Alan Werritty. It is due to report in the spring of next year and a range of organisations and individuals — with differing opinions — have been contributing to the review process. That process needs to take place without constant attempts to demonise an important rural sector.
“We are today witnessing another attempt by anti-grouse shooting activists to further their agenda under the guise of calling for reform of grouse shooting. They want to stop it and pursue that agenda relentlessly with little or no recognition of the facts.”