Benefits and impacts of the grouse shooting industry in a Scottish rural upland community
The Centre for Mountain Studies conducted a study in early 2008 which explored the key benefits and impacts of the grouse shooting industry from the perspective of a rural community within which grouse shooting is a common activity.
This work was supported by the Scottish Countryside Alliance Educational Trust.
A single in-depth case study of the linked communities of Tomintoul and Strathdon was carried out, which included a survey of all nearby estates, a postal survey of the entire community and a number of semi-structured with key community-level informants.
Mc Morran, R. (2009). Red grouse and the Tomintoul and Strathdon communities - The benefits and impacts of the grouse shooting industry from the rural community perspective; a case study of the Strathdon and Tomintoul communities in the Cairngorms National Park. The Scottish Countryside Alliance Educational Trust Commissioned