Snaring Accreditation Training Day

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10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Location: BASC Scottish Centre


Fox and rabbit control in Scotland is necessary to ensure that damage to crops, livestock, trees, game, wildlife and their habitats can be reduced to acceptable levels. Snaring is essential to achieve these ends in Scotland due to diverse landscape and types of cover.

It is the responsibility of all those involved in pest and predator control to ensure that methods used are legal, humane, carried out in accordance with best practice and with respect for other countryside users.

The course emphasises the following:-

  • Legislation
  • The implications of legislation and best practice with regard to animal welfare
  • Benefits of best practice snaring (biodiversity, agriculture)
  • Accreditation purpose – All snare operators to receive training in best practice, hardware and the law
  • Industry endorsement (principals, supporting groups)
  • Certification is necessary to operate snares

The cost for the training is £40 per person.

For further information, please contact BASC Scotland on

Due to the current outbreak of COVID 19 we are delivering courses to government guidelines making sure they are COVID safe. Subject to the government guidance, local lockdowns and National Lockdowns we may have to postpone some courses in the future at short notice. If your course is going to be postponed, you will be contacted directly by a member of staff to discuss your options.