I had a message from Alan Hughes of C-Scope in reply to my enquiry about
putting a copy of the Code For Responsible Metal Detecting in the boxes of
the detector for kiddies (I also suggested contacting YAC). He assured me
that he had "noted" the suggestion and they "will consider" their
inclusion... yeah, yeah.
He too makes much of the rock celebrity's involvement in detecting and his
belief that the hobby is "a great way to interest children in their local
Mr Hughes goes on to say:" In practice I think it is safe to assume that the
majority of detectors will be bought by adults who will supervise their
children as they pursue the hobby. Also we could reasonably expect that most
children will be
doing their treasure hunting on a beach".
(so "local history" or the history of the areas where they spend their
summer holidays? Another one who seems to think you dont need permission to
metal detect on beaches in the UK).
He ends "No manufacturer has done more than C.Scope to promote the
responsible use of
detectors and we will continue to do so" and "It is our total (sic) aim to
increase the popularity of metal detecting and the responsible use of
metal detectors amongst all age groups".
While that's nice to hear, sadly I could not see where on their website they
make mention of this, maybe I am looking in the wrong place.