14 Sep 2020

Update from Grant Turnbull, horsescotland Chair

Following the First Minister’s briefing of yesterday, I am delighted that we have been able to have our updated Equestrian Guidance approved by Scottish Government, via sportscotland.

Whilst other sectors within the country have had their freedom curtailed to varying degrees, sport has been given dispensation entirely due to the route that has been taken so far.  This dispensation by Scottish Government is in recognition of the way in which the sporting sector, including equestrian activity, has conducted itself throughout the pandemic.  As a community, we must continue to adhere not only to our equestrian specific guidance but also to the general guidance to the public. I urge everyone to enjoy all equestrian activity safely and to be mindful of the overarching Government guidance to ensure that we see full resumption of all sporting activity at the earliest possible opportunity.

It is vital that we recognise that we have a responsibility to keep everyone safe and work to reduce the spread of Coronavirus to avoid further lockdowns and restrictions being put in place. With the recent figures increasing it demonstrates the virus has not gone away and we all have our part to play in suppressing the spread, therefore we encourage all partners to promote the Protect Scotland App, more info on the App can be found here https://www.gov.scot/news/protect-scotland-app-launches

Read the full guidance HERE

Grant Turnbull

horsescotland Chair