Glorious Twelfth

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Glorious Twelfth

August 12
August 12 is the legal opening of grouse season in Scotland. If the 12th falls on a Sunday, Grouse Day is the following day. Because grouse-shooting has always played such a central role in the life of Scottish gentlemen, the occasion is referred to as the Glorious Twelfth and is observed as a social event by Scots around the world.
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DictDay-1988, pp. 48, 51, 103
OxYear-1999, p. 330
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As for game, the partridge season started on the September 1, and grouse is now available since the Glorious 12th in August - however, you may have noticed it's expensive this year.
The Feathers also holds an impressive range of regular community and food events, from stargazing on the second Sunday of the month to a social knit and natter get-together every other Monday, and dining nights like its recent Glorious 12th celebrating the start of the game season featuring grouse shot on the Allendale Estate.
News of the bird's death emerged on the eve of the first day of the grouse shooting season, known by hunters as the Glorious 12th.
Yesterday was the glorious 12th - a day for us to remember because it is also the day I decided when I will die.
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That's not necessarily because they are tired of endless, wall-to-wall sport but more likely because the last day of the Games is also the Glorious 12th, the starting date for a different kind of sport and one that thousands of game birds should be dreading - the opening of the shooting season.
ONE FOR THE BAG: Richard Wolfenden, a moorland gamekeeper for the forest of Bowland on the North Yorkshire and Lancashire border, shooting on the Glorious 12th, which traditionally signals the start of the grouse shooting season.
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I WAS interested in the letter from Katy Roberts from the League of Cruel Sports concerning the glorious 12th.
THE first day of the grouseshooting season - fondly referred to by the shooting community as the Glorious 12th - is fast approaching.
Today, the Glorious 12th, marks the beginning of the season when thousands take to the moors.
But this "lucky little b***d" couldn't have agreed more after going round my first two holes - I started on the 10th - in level par until reality bit big time on that glorious 12th.