Matt Cross

Features writer

Matt Cross

Matt Cross is a freelance journalist and features writer who lives in a tiny village in the South West of Scotland. He is an avid angler, an enthusiastic deer stalker,  a hopeless game shot and the owner of two spaniels. He specialises in Scottish stories but is occasionally allowed to go to England.

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lead ammunition

The sweeping restrictions have been proposed in a ‘restriction dossier’ from the agency. Announcing the proposal, the agency said: “An unacceptable risk has been identified for both hunting with lead…

Joining the scheme will allow shoots to advertise as ‘associated with British Game Assurance’. This allows shoots to explore accreditation without the financial outlay or requirement for audit visits. A…

general licence ban in Wales

The Welsh government appears to be growing increasingly hostile to fieldsports and deaf to concerns over conservation impact. A post which was widely circulated on fieldsports groups across a number…

A study funded by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species found fewer hares on grouse moors in the Peak District than on areas managed for conservation. The authors then went…

The Atlantic surface pressure chart is strangely fascinating. It’s produced by the Met Office to show isobars, depression and fronts. You can play a time-lapse of the charts over several…

Woodcock

Wild Justice is calling for the start of the woodcock season to be moved from the start of October (September in Scotland) to the first of December. In its members’…