Environmental guidance for your business in Northern Ireland & Scotland

Hunting, shooting and game breeding trade associations

Trade Associations and Business Support Organisations for Hunting, Shooting and Game Breeding sector.

Northern Ireland

Country Sports Ireland

Country Sports Ireland is an interest group that lobbies in favour of country sports in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.


Scottish Association for Country Sports (SACS)

SACS is a not-for-profit membership association that purports to be the largest country sports organisation in Scotland.

Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group

Set up by Scotland's major country sports organisations and associations as a resarch body to help better understand the standing and potential of the industry.

Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA)

Represents Scottish gamekeepers, stalkers and ghillies and promotes their role in the management of the environment.

Scottish Land and Estates

Represents the interests of those involved with rural property and businesses connected with the land.

Scottish Natural Heritage: Deer managers

Guidance on the management of wild deer in Scotland.

Scottish Smallbore Rifle Association

The governing body for small bore target rifle shooting in Scotland.


British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC)

BASC's mission is to promote and protect sporting and shooting and the well-being of the countryside.

British Deer Society

A charity that promotes conservation in balance with the environment, through education, research, deer management training and the journal 'Deer'.

Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust

Conducts scientific research into Britain's game and wildlife. They advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitat.

Heather Trust

A charity that promotes high standards of moorland management.

Additional resources


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