Friday, 28 March 2014

MEMBERS: RESPOND TO NEW PACEC SURVEY ON COUNTRY SPORTS


HELP QUANTIFY THE BENEFITS OF COUNTRY SPORTS TO SCOTLAND

PACEC, Public and Corporate Economic Consultants, produced a study in 2006 which helped quantify the benefit of country sports to the UK economy and environment. This was a vital document for all providers, organisations and those who participate in country sports activities in Scotland. It also enabled policy-makers to understand the considerable role and impact country sports have.

Now The Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group, of which the SGA is a member, (along with support from SNH and Scottish Enterprise) has commissioned PACEC to produce a further updated study which aims to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of fishing, shooting and stalking in the UK.

The SGA would encourage all of its members to take the time to fill in the following questionnaires, whether a provider or participant. Such data is vital for preserving and enhancing country sports but also in identifying growth potential in what is a major industry and provider of jobs in Scotland and the UK.

Fishing providers should fill in the following questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SCSTGFishingProviders

For people who spent one night or more away from home fishing in Scotland in 2013, this is the relevant form:

If you are a provider of, or participant in, shooting, please fill in the form below.