Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Golden Eagles could be reintroduced to Scotland

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A new report on Scotland’s habitat has revealed how climate change has caused populations of golden eagles to decline with evidence the region could potentially support up to 16 breeding pairs. The study, which has looked into how habitat loss and climate change has caused population numbers to drop, was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage Continue Reading →

Labrador scoops Gundog title

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A Labrador named Bruce has been named the UK’s best gundog at the Country Land and Business Association’s annual Gundog of the Year competition. Bruce won the title of ‘top dog’ at the competition at Blenheim palace, in Oxfordshire, last week. Owner Andy Latham, from Middlewich in Cheshire, was delighted to see Bruce take the Continue Reading →

Abandoned baby hedgehogs rescued by wildlife centre

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Two baby hedgehogs have been reared to good heath after being abandoned by their mother and left to fend for themselves. These cute pictures show the prickly creatures, which have been named Huffy and Puffy by their rescuers, being nursed by volunteers at the wildlife centre where they’ve become residents. Huffy and Puffy have been Continue Reading →

Five of the best accessible trout-fishing spots

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Getting to fish the best fly-fishing beats can be difficult, with licences expensive and large stretches of river bank often belonging to private owners. So we thought we’d highlight five of the best accessible rivers for you.

The “perfect” stalking estate is up for sale

Perfect Stalking Estate Deer Hunting Achnacroish Estate | South Hebrides Isle of Mull Shooting Fishing Salmon Sea Trout Stag | Fur Feather Fin Country Lifestyle Gifts

A Scottish estate teeming with deer has been put up for sale through a leading rural estate agent. Knight Frank is taking care of the sale of the 7,000-acre Achnacroish estate on the mountainous South Hebridean Isle of Mull, which is supposedly the “perfect” place to spend a weekend stalking deer. The agent is inviting Continue Reading →

Bee-eaters breeding in UK for first time in 12 years

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There’s been good news for twitchers this summer, as well as for gardeners. While the excellent weather we’ve had, coupled with occasional showers, has seen gardens flourish it’s also meant bee numbers have grown. While the high pollen count hasn’t been good for hayfever sufferers it has helped the UK’s bee population swell, meaning more Continue Reading →

Strong grouse season predicted on Glorious Twelfth

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This year’s grouse shooting season looks set to be a memorable one if the nation’s best gamekeepers are proved to be correct. With the Glorious Twelfth celebrated today, gamekeepers say prospects for the season look good thanks to the mild winter and warm spring we’ve experienced this year. While those conditions are believed to have Continue Reading →

Cleve West and James Alexander-Sinclair to appear at Country Life Fair

Cleve West & James Alexander-Sinclair Gardeners Garden Gardening Experts | Chelsea Flower Show Country Life Fair Country Pursuits Hunting Shooting Fishing | Fur Feather Fin Lifestyle

We’re set to find ourselves in illustrious company in September when we head to the inaugural Country Life Fair at the end of September. We’re exhibiting at the show held at Fulham Palace’s beautiful gardens in London on September 27th and 28th. Joining us at the show will be two stars of the Chelsea Flower Continue Reading →

Interest in shooting, stalking and fishing booms

Country Life- Keen Game Hunting Enthusiasts Out For A Pursuit With Their Gun Dog

Interest in shooting, stalking and fishing has never been stronger according to rural property experts Knight Frank estate agents. The estate agents has used their Sporting Property index to reveal how the value of salmon rivers, trout chalk streams, grouse moors and Scottish red deer stalking estates have soared, after struggling during the 2008 financial Continue Reading →

Cleve West and James Alexander-Sinclair to appear at Country Life Fair

We’re set to find ourselves in illustrious company in September when we head to the inaugural Country Life Fair at the end of September. We’re exhibiting at the show held at Fulham Palace’s beautiful gardens in London on September 27th and 28th.