The BASC Scotland team has extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of shooting and conservation. We run a programme of training courses and activity days and provide advice and guidance in all relevant areas. We also represent your interests in the Scottish press, with politicians and the police and advise Scottish Government on policy issues affecting shooting. The team also specialise in firearms related issues in Scotland.
BASC Scotland Centre, Trochry, Dunkeld, Perthshire, PH8 0DY
Tel: 01350 723 226 Fax: 01350 723 227 email
A Bill containing plans to license airguns in Scotland has failed to secure support from all parties in the Scottish Parliament because of a lack of evidence. After a key debate the Scottish Conservatives refused to endorse the Air Weapons and Licensing Bill (Scotland) and said they would oppose the Bill unless the Scottish Government changes its stance on airgun licensing. BASC believes the proposals for airgun licensing in Scotland will do nothing to cut crime or improve public safety and will be a costly and unnecessary burden on police...
Delays of up to nine months in processing firearms licence applications and renewals by Police Scotland have been described as unacceptable by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). Applications for the grant and renewal of firearm and shotgun licences should be processed within a few weeks but a backlog is building up in Scotland.
BASC has submitted a Freedom of Information request to the Scottish Government for missing crime statistics which are crucial to the debate on airgun licensing.
Professional pest controllers were put through their paces with airguns at a training day held by BASC Scotland. Airgun shooting is an integral part of pest control and professionals need to be able to demonstrate high standards of skill and safety.