Extreme weather hits Scotland's grouse shooting season

Extreme weather hits Scotland's grouse shooting season
 

Scotland's gamekeepers are expecting a poor grouse shooting season this year.
Late snow in March followed by warm dry weather in May, June and July has affected the number of birds breeding successfully.
This means some estates are cancelling shooting days to preserve future stocks.
The grouse season in Scotland is estimated to be worth £32m each year. The bad season is likely to have a knock on effect for tourism.
'Less international shots' Scottish Gamekeepers Association chairman Alex Hogg said his members, however, will still deliver millions of pounds of "free" conservation... read more

 
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