The Scottish Hawk Board is a formally constituted body that has been established to:
represent the best long-term interests of all falconers and hawk keepers resident in Scotland, and
establish formal communications with the Scottish Executive and other Scottish government, welfare and countryside based bodies.
The Scottish Hawk Board consists of elected representation and is affiliated to the Hawk Board of the UK which was established as an informal advisory body to the Department of the Environment, Transport & Regions (DETR), when the Wildlife & Countryside Act was introduced in 1981.
Our aim is to develop a close working relationship with the Scottish Executive Environment Group, MSPs, Scottish PAW and other welfare and countryside based bodies in an effort to safeguard hawk keeping and falconry, and to promote high standards of husbandry and conservation guidelines.