Gamekeepers and shepherds furious at plan to cull deer and regenerate lost woodlands in the Scottish Highlands

Gamekeepers and shepherds furious at plan to cull deer and regenerate lost woodlands in the Scottish Highlands

In the Scottish Highlands, a five-year plan to drastically reduce deer numbers and replant devastated woods has generated outrage and protests among gamekeepers and shepherds. The Cairngorms National Park Authority’s recommendations aim to make considerable changes to the park, which is the UK’s largest, with a focus on addressing climate change and biodiversity loss. This […]

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According to a new Scottish government bill, hunters will no longer be permitted to deploy packs of dogs to flush out wild animals unless they have a license

According to a new Scottish government bill, hunters will no longer be permitted to deploy packs of dogs to flush out wild animals unless they have a license

According to a new Scottish government bill, hunters will no longer be permitted to deploy packs of dogs to flush out wild creatures unless they have a license. The Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002, which made fox hunting illegal, will be replaced by the Hunting with Dogs Bill. Ministers stated that it will […]

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More than 150,000 deer set to be culled over next five years

More than 150,000 deer set to be culled over next five years

More than 150,000 deer are to be professionally culled across Scotland over the next five years. Forestry and Land Scotland, the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing national forests and land, has released a five-year deer management tender that it says underlines its commitment to improving and enhancing its sustainable management of Scotland’s beautiful scenery. […]

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A killer snap! Orca enthusiast captures incredible photo of a rare newborn calf swimming with its mother off the coast of Scotland

A killer snap! Orca enthusiast captures incredible photo of a rare newborn calf swimming with its mother off the coast of Scotland

A lucky orca enthusiast has captured some incredible photos of a newborn calf swimming with its mother off the coast of Scotland. The orange-tinted baby was accompanied by four older killer whales as it played in the Moray Firth, near Duncansbayhead, Caithness. Wildlife enthusiast Karen Munro, 44, travels around Scotland from her home in Thurso, […]

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