BASC is calling on all shooters in England, Wales and Scotland to object to Home Office proposals for a massive and unjustified hike in firearms licensing fees
Rural Skills students from the Wallace Hall Academy in Dumfriesshire received hands-on shooting coaching with shotguns and air rifles under the tuition of BASC Scotland
A report supporting legislation to introduce airgun licensing in Scotland has been challenged by the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC).
Gamekeeping students from North Highland College, Elmwood Campus and Borders College joined professional gamekeepers at Scone Palace for one of the premier events for gamekeepers in Scotland.
More than 100 Gamekeepers will gather for one of the best and most prestigious events for gamekeepers in Scotland on 18 March. Hosted by Scone palace the event provides an annual update on changes in the law, a forum for debate on important gamekeeping issues in Scotland and a clay shooting competition.
Following the independence referendum BASC Scotland has pledged to work with the Scottish Government to ensure shooting continues to be supported and encouraged. Shooting makes a positive and important contribution to Scotland and benefits the economy, tourism, conservation and the social landscape.
BASC has published a paper entitled “BASC Assessment of Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill”.
The Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland) Bill was introduced on 15 May, grouping a proposed airgun licensing scheme for Scotland with alcohol licensing, scrap metal dealers and sexual entertainment venues. Use this briefing to find out more.
Please sign and share a petition calling on the government to amend the Firearms Acts to allow the ownership and use of .22 calibre rimfire pistols for competitive sporting purposes in England, Wales and Scotland. Even if you have no personal interest in ".22 pistol shooting", by signing the petition you can show your support for shooting in general and contribute to an act of solidarity which will set the scene for future challenges.