SNH are pretty helpful when it comes to answering questions of a media variety.
Yesterday I asked them whether they had issued any licences for wild hacking in Scotland this year which they could have answered with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. I also said that I’d be interested in where they were with any applications that had been made but I appreciated they might not be able to tell me that.
However, after a small technical hitch, today I received this response (which I would have had yesterday afternoon were it not for the small technical hitch) and which is perfectly clear and tells me all I can expect to be told at this stage;
We have received an application for wild hacking this year. We are carrying out a thorough review of last year’s licence and intend to share this with interested parties before we complete assessment of this year’s application.
I’m not surprised an application has been made. I’m not surprised that SNH is thinking very carefully about it. I am pleased that they say that interested parties will be given sight of SNH’s thorough review of last year’s licence before SNH completes assessment of this year’s application.
Time is ticking on.