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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The Glorious 12th has also focused renewed attention on the decline of hen harriers, birds which prey on young grouse chicks.
SO the so-called Glorious 12th is approaching and to try to justify the killing of poor innocent birds for fun/sport, wealthy landowners including Ian Botham are donating 10,000 partridges, pheasants and grouse for charity.
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Our let looked out on the Duke of Norfolk's shooting lodge and of course he is not daft enough to be here much before the Glorious 12th.
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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.
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But they never looked like chalking up a glorious 12th against an injury-plagued Wolves side desperate to recover from two defeats in a row.
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.