"We have some of the best shooting in Britain - and it's available to visitors" D Clark, Glenshee
Field Sports such as shooting and stalking are available on many of the private estates in and around Blairgowrie and East Perthshire. There are a number of gun and equipment dealers in the area and bodies such as the Game & Wildlife Conservancy Trust (www.gct.org.uk) can provide guidance on sporting opportunities, responsible behaviour and measures to conserve and manage wildlife stocks.
Country Sports - New Taster Sessions for Beginners
The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group has launched new 'Experiences' or taster sessions for anyone interested in trying deer stalking, shooting and fishing.
The half day 'Experiences' are designed to increase the accessibility of country sports and offer the opportunity to learn from experts in a safe and friendly environment. They are suitable for complete beginners and for those with some basic knowledge. Participants can expect to gain a better understanding of Scotland's country sports and how they have shaped the rural landscape. The benefits for habitats and wildlife are also explained, as is safety and country sports etiquette. Each 'Experience' offers an element of practical instruction with an opportunity to learn new skills and techniques with shotgun, rod and rifle. The Deer Stalking and Shooting Experiences offer the chance to try shooting at targets (no live animals are used).
The Country Sports Experiences take place at various venues throughout Perthshire and Angus and are available at a cost of £50 per person. Booking is done directly with the venue . www.countrysportscotland.com
- The Stalking Experience' is delivered at Trochry, near Dunkeld, Telephone: 01350 723226.
- The Shooting Experience' takes place at both Dunkeld Hilton (Telephone: 01350 728370) and at Auchterhouse Country Sports by Dundee (Telephone: 01382 320476).
KATE FLEMING shooting and fishing
- 26 Allan Street, BLAIRGOWRIE PH10 6AD, Telephone: 01250 873990
- Open 9.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday