THE grouse shooting season on the moors outside Holmfirth and Meltham is almost upon us. But people will be starting a day later than usual. August 12 – the traditional start of the season – is a Sunday this year, so shooting will get under way on August 13. The Moorland Association said the British red grouse has bred well, despite the wet summer. Chairman Simon Bostock said: “Shooting customers arriving from every continent will not be disappointed. Nor will the restaurants hoping to serve grouse this year. All this is to the benefit of our rural upland communities and businesses.”