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Tim Baynes

Following a column in The Courier newspaper by Jim Crumley on January 19, the newspaper’s letters page has received much correspondence on how grouse moorland can work to ensure the best future for upland birds. In today’s edition (Friday 29 January), Tim Baynes, Director of The Gift of Grouse initiative, responds to Jim Crumley’s opinion column. Tim’s …

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Image courtesy of Steven Rennie

Being part of a close community is important for anyone living in a remote part of Scotland and it’s a highly valued part of life by our moorland group members. Many estates employ gamekeepers, shepherds, accommodation, kitchen and office staff who have kids learning in the local schools. In some cases, estate staff’s children make …

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There is much to celebrate about grouse shooting in Scotland but sometimes the tremendous contribution moorland management makes in terms of environment and conservation is overlooked. It was therefore particularly gratifying this evening to see the Scottish Parliament recognise what is achieved by gamekeepers and land managers as they do their bit to support and …

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Angus landwoners, gamekeepers and those employed in tourism pictured at the launch of a major new campaign entitled The Gift of Grouse which aims to highlight the benefits of grouse moors to Scotland.
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The Gift of Grouse is an exciting new campaign and marks a step change in how we explain the many benefits of grouse moor management to the environment, economy and people of Scotland. On the Glorious Twelfth we gathered in Glen Clova, at the heart of the Angus Glens, to launch the initiative following months …

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FREE TO USE PHOTOGRAPH....Glorius Twelfth...12.08.15
Lesley McArthur, Partner at the Glen Clova Hotel in Angus pictured with her son Archie (10 months) at the launch of a major new campaign entitled The Gift of Grouse which aims to highlight the benefits of grouse moors to Scotland.
for further info contact Ramsay Smith/Media House 0141 220 6040 07788 414856
Picture by Graeme Hart.
Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency
Tel: 01738 623350  Mobile: 07990 594431

The Glorious Twelfth seems a long time ago now, as does the accompanying political battle that has sadly become something of an annual event. This point-scoring exercise has become as much of a ritual as bagging the first brace, with the anti-shooting lobby ready to take aim against those who are country sports enthusiasts. For …

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