Here is your opportunity to quiz parliamentary candidates from Scotland’s five main political parties about their position on grouse moor reform.
REVIVE, the coalition for grouse moor reform, is hosting an online political hustings next Thursday (22nd April 2021) between 6-7.30pm on Zoom.
Candidates will be asked specifically to discuss the following aspects of grouse moor management:
- Raptor persecution
- Mountain hare slaughter
- Snaring, trapping and killing of wildlife on grouse moors
- Mass outdoor medication (medicated grit stations)
- The use of lead ammunition
- Unregulated tracks and roads
The following candidates have agreed to attend:
Mairi McAllan, SNP (former lawyer & special advisor to First Minister on Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform)
Laura Moodie, Scottish Greens [updated 19th April – change of candidate from Ariane Burgess]
Ian Davidson, Scottish Labour (who also featured at the Scottish Gamekeepers Association hustings last month – see here)
Alan Reid, Scottish Liberal Democrats [updated 19th April – change of candidate from Molly Nolan]
Edward Mountain, Scottish Conservatives (who also featured at the SGA’s husting last month and describes himself as a ‘proud member’ of the SGA – see here)
The event will be chaired by Max Wiszniewski, REVIVE’s campaign manager and any questions you have for the candidates may be sent to Max in advance for consideration.
To attend this event you will need to register (for free!) HERE.
For those who can’t make it, the session will be recorded and will be available on YouTube later.
The REVIVE coalition for grouse moor reform comprises OneKind, Common Weal, League Against Cruel Sports, Friends of the Earth Scotland and Raptor Persecution UK. For more information on their work please visit their website here.