The Goriest Twelfth
Max Wiszniewski, Campaign manager for the Revive coalition which seeks reform of Scotland’s grouse moors, says an ambitious project to transform Scotland’s grouse moors can literally change the face of Scotland for the better
IT’S all very well talking about radically reforming or banning driven grouse shooting but you need to show there is something you can replace it with.
Is there alternatives to grouse moors which are better for jobs and the economy?
COMMONSPACE editor Ben Wray speaks to Craig Dalzell, head of policy & research at the Common Weal think-tank, about their new report with research & design collective Lateral North, 'Back to Life: Visions of Alternative Futures for Scotland's Grouse Moors'.
Almost one fifth of Scotland’s land is kept barren and dead for the sole purpose of maximising the number of red grouse – so they can be killed for sport. Many people object to the killing of animals for sport as a matter of principle; others believe that Scotland’s land is concentrated in too few hands and used inefficiently and unproductively.
Report by Andy Wightman MSP and Dr Ruth Tingay found analysis of grouse-shooting estates employment and wages “equates to an average salary of “£11,401 which is below the level of the national minimum wage”
CAMPAIGNERS for grouse moor reform have hit back at criticism ahead of the launch of their new coalition, Revive, after the Scottish Gamekeepers Association said they wanted to “kill livelihoods”.
The Revive Coalition will mark its launch with a flagship report recommending the illegal persecution of raptors be classified as a “serious crime”
A NEW CAMPAIGN aiming to effect radical change on Scotland’s grouse moors will launch in Edinburgh today [6 October], accompanied by the publication of a flagship report recommending measures to challenge the intensive land management of Scottish uplands.
With hares on eastern Scottish moorlands at less than 1 per cent of what they were in 1954, questions about the ownership and stewardship of Scottish land are more pressing than ever
THAT Scotland’s mountain hare population is under threat is not, strictly speaking, news.
Land reform minister tells MSPs that wages as low as PS5.70 per hour found in shooting sector
SEASONAL workers on shooting estates are paid as little as PS5.70 per hour, though the real figure could be even lower, according to evidence sent to MSPs by land reform minister Aileen McLeod.