Countryside Wary of Carrie

BY MELISSA KITE The girl in the eco-dress is making me nervous. Ever since Carrie Symonds, the girlfriend of Boris Johnson, went to a bird-watching festival wearing a dress rumoured to be made of something that doesn’t destroy the planet, unlike the clothes worn by you and me, I have been fretting. The highly disingenuous speech she made at this festival, about puffin hunting, which … Continue reading Countryside Wary of Carrie

Right to Reply: To Those Who Shoot

BY DR STEVE CARVER A week ago, our good friend Peter Glenser, Chairman of BASC, wrote this article for Country Squire Magazine. Of course, there are those who will always have a different point of view. Here at the magazine we are of the opinion that the magazine should be a platform for all countryside lovers and so here we let Dr Steve Carver of … Continue reading Right to Reply: To Those Who Shoot

Custodians of the Countryside

BY PETER GLENSER, Chairman of the UK’s largest shooting organisation, The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) on how shooting benefits rural areas. In a country with such a small land area, it’s incredible that the United Kingdom has such a varied selection of shooting sports. From game and rough shooting, through wildfowling, stalking and pigeon control, these wide-ranging activities make a massive contribution … Continue reading Custodians of the Countryside