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Environment Committee to seek ‘detailed update’ on gamebird shoot licensing petition

As mentioned on yesterday’s blog (here), the Scottish Parliament’s Environment Committee met this morning and discussed progress on Logan Steele’s petition (on behalf of the Scottish Raptor Study Group) calling for the introduction of a licensing scheme for gamebird hunting.

The discussion was over in a flash and the Committee agreed to keep the petition open and write to the Scottish Government / Cabinet Secretary for a “detailed update” about the progress that has been made on the proposed package of measures announced by the Cabinet Secretary in May 2017, including the establishment of an independent group to look at the environmental impacts of grouse moor management.

Good. We’re all eager to hear about what progress has been made.

Well done, Environment Committee, for not letting this slip off the radar.

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3 Responses to “Environment Committee to seek ‘detailed update’ on gamebird shoot licensing petition”


  1. 1 Peter Shearer
    October 3, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I was just settling down to watch it and it was finished! To be continued….

  2. 2 Tony Warburton MBE
    October 3, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    If they want to find out ‘what progress’ has been made since May 2017 that should be ‘over in a flash’ too I reckon! Or have I become cynical in my dotage?

  3. 3 Nimby
    October 3, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Oh that the English parliamentarians were as interested as the Scottish, but excellent that you guys are at least making progress albeit slowly it’s surely?

    What revenue could be generated for the treasury if sporting estates were taxed on income from these ‘sporting activities’?

    Along with the validation of licence compliance (through estate inspection) there ought to be establishment of a truly independent monitor of these matters?

    Self regulation has been shown to be a poor model across so many disciplines, the time has come to require compliance not complacency?


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