Trust welcomes government review of driven grouse management

Trust backs calls for a system of effective regulation that meets public and private interests

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The John Muir Trust has welcomed the Scottish Government’s establishment of an independent group to examine the sustainability of grouse moor management. 

Driven grouse shooting currently takes place in at least five Wild Land Areas and The Trust is increasingly concerned at the ecological and visual impact of management practices associated with ever intensifying commercial driven grouse shooting, such as the proliferation of bulldozed vehicle tracks, and inappropriate burning.

The Trust also backs the calls for a system of effective regulation to be put in place for grouse shooting, to ensure that grouse moors are managed responsibly in the public as well as the private interest. The John Muir Trust believes that our precious uplands and wild lands should be managed so that nature can thrive for the benefit of people and wildlife.