Can jacobite re-enactment recover from this?

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Can jacobite re-enactment recover from this?

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Thanks for the heads up mark, it does mention further down that it also will apply to deer. so we're in trouble in other periods too. maybe not right away but if this passes then we're on the hit list. Anyone thinking that the leather industry is but a few decades away?
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A bat skin sporran, now there's an idea. :lol:

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Hi all,

Quayn, the leather industry is already in danger. Prices of leather more than doubled after foot and mouth and have never gone down. Cheap leather goods from Asia are flooding the European market. Some are just as good in quality and construction as you can get made here. Synthetic materials are gaining preference in the saddlery industry as they are more durable and easily maintained. Speaking as a qualified saddler and leatherworker who provides to both re-enactors and the equestrian industry I’ve seen my profits fall year after year for the last 5 years and I'm getting to the stage where shelf-stacking will bring me in a higher living. The only leather industry doing well is in upholstery where the production of mass produced affordable furniture is at it's highest. All you need for that is a staple gun and a willingness to do shift patterns. (No offence to upholsterers in my stereotypical interpretation).

Any further legislation on top of the economic pressures could be the final nail in the coffin.

Apologies if this sounded like a rant, but I do feel better for it.

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Och! The wee caulkie baubles! I made mine out of recycled hamsters. Nae longer will I hear the plaintive cry from the bairns..
"Daddy, did Fluffy, Hamish, Angus and Flora all go to Hamster heaven when you 'accidentally' kicked their communal hamster-ball across the living room, then out the door and under the wheels of that passing Land Rover Discovery?"

'Tis awfuuly warm when worn under th'kilt but take it off and leave it near a stack o'newspapers and they'll be shredded in nae time at all!

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Ian Harbottle wrote:Synthetic materials are gaining preference in the saddlery industry
Philistines...!

You can't beat a good leather saddle, and I'd certainly pay more for leather over synthetic every day.

One of my local saddlers has the MOD contract for UP's, and he has no end of trouble trying to find leather that will fit their spec..
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I wonder which arm of the Police will be dealing with the licencing and will it be an annual licence ?

I just phoned up to see where my BP licence renewal forms were and was greeted with a taped message that went along the lines ...

Dut to high workload/backlog they are only taking calls between 9am and 10am / 2pm and 4 pm and that any calls they took would delay them further.

Maybe they're busy dealing with the new sporran licences.
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Leather saddles creak better :D

Sorry, that's not really relevant... *backs out*
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Gerry,
You have unwittingly discovered the latest Jacobite SpecOps ploy...."sleepers" in firearms departments across the country are on the lookout for renewing Redcoats......
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You think that's bad, I got a letter telling me I need to renew my K and A and powder store licence..............................................it runs out in 2009.
Gerry same police force.

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