The NGO was founded in 1997 by a group of gamekeepers who felt that their profession was threatened by public misunderstanding and poor representation. The NGO are helping to educate and inform the public as well as make sure legislation is fair and workable. The NGO is working hard to protect gamekeeping and shooting sports.
The annual fee to join the NGO is just £45 which offers exceptional value for money. Membership includes £10 million pounds of third party liability insurance, a dedicated firearms advisory team, lobbying to government, free limited legal advice and discounts on an array of products and vehicles.
We are putting together a forum of teachers to discuss countryside education and how external organisations could best support the teaching of Ecology, Conservation and Natural Science in school.
With thousands of acres of the Scottish countryside being reforested or “rewilded”, a new type of landowner is emerging. One, writes Magnus Linklater, who is “more interested in turning farmland into forestry, or grouse moors into wilderness, than in tilling the soil or stalking deer.