Animal Fact File: Ptarmigan

Male ptarmigan in Scotland

Name: Ptarmigan Scientific Name: Lagopus muta Description: The ptarmigan is a plump game bird that is camouflaged seasonally, with a short beak. It is found on the highlands of Scotland. Oher names for it are the rock ptarmigan.

How to Host a Royal Garden Party

A royal garden party with afternoon tea

With the anticipation of the next royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle growing ever stronger, we’ve turned our thoughts to how we’ll be celebrating the occasion! There are already a number of fantastic events happening all over the country, but we think it’s the perfect excuse to get your friends and family together Continue Reading →

Celebrating the rise of lady shooters

A National Ladies Shooting Day Graphic for 2018

Shooting was once a country sport that was highly dominated by men. However, this is no longer the case. Lady guns have been on the rise over the last decade as more and more women discover the exciting experiences that await them. This rise in numbers brings with it the rise in clubs and events Continue Reading →

Can Your Gundog be Your Family Pet?

Labrador Retriever gundogs as pets

Gundog breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and Spaniels are some of the most popular in the world and an excellent breed choice for a working dog. Good working gundogs need to be intelligent, energetic, easy to train and have a good temperament, and these are all factors that can make gundogs great family pets. So, Continue Reading →

Best Spring Walks in the UK

Woodland walk

Springtime in the UK is a lovely time for heading outdoors in country clothing and walking boots to explore the countryside. Wildflower rambles, strolls along the coast and hikes through the hills are just some of the ways you can celebrate spring, and we have put together some of the best spring walks you can Continue Reading →

The History of Tweed: Function and Fashion

Fashionable and functional tweed clothing from Fur Feather & Fin

Tweed is often considered the closest thing we have to British national dress; it is the cloth of royalty, deerstalking, fly-fishing, academics and fictional detectives. Following the path tweed has forged leads us to an interesting history entwined with class, gender and fashion from the 19th-century to the present day. Today we’re delving into the Continue Reading →

The Fur Feather & Fin Guide to Planning the Perfect Picnic

A selection if picnic accessories on a blanket

Spring has finally sprung and it has bought us a lovely but of sun! The beautiful weather this week has given us the perfect excuse to head out for a picnic to enjoy the great British countryside. That’s why today’s blog is dedicated to creating the perfect picnic! From tasty treats to essential accessories, we’ve Continue Reading →

Country Recipes: Wraps, Pasties and Kebabs

Picnic in the British countryside

The weather is warming up, and with good weather comes dining al fresco! We love a picnic in the sun, sitting in the gorgeous British countryside and eating tasty food with family and friends. We have put together a couple of country recipes that are ideal for a picnic and have a fantastic game meat Continue Reading →

Animal Fact File: European Hare

European hare in the UK

Name: European Hare Scientific Name: Lepus europaeus Description: The European hare, also known as a brown hare, is a fast running mammal. The hare has eyes high on the side of its hard, long ears and teeth that grow continuously. They can be distinguished from other hares and rabbits by the long legs and active Continue Reading →

Labradoodle Gundogs: What You Need to Know

Labradoodle being trained as a gundog

The Labradoodle is a crossbreed dog of Labrador retriever and Poodle. The breed became popular in the late 1980s as it was used as a hypoallergenic guide dog. However, the labradoodle is not a recognised breed, but its generally friendly and energetic temperament means it is trainable for more than just a family dog or Continue Reading →