A move to impose tougher controls on landowners scarring hillsides by bulldozing tracks for deer stalking and grouse shooting has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.
The number of mountain hares in the eastern Highlands has dropped by more than 99 per cent since 1954, according to a new study - prompting calls for urgent action to protect the species.
Plans to build a golf course on one of Scotland’s most precious coastal wildlife sites would be blocked in England, say environmental groups.
Expansion of Scotland’s salmon farming industry should be banned until welfare standards are improved, according to a new report from a leading Scottish animal charity.
Supermarkets are selling farmed salmon from companies accused of poor animal welfare, The Ferret can reveal.
Salmon farmers with the worst records on animal welfare have been named and shamed by campaigners hoping to provoke reforms.
Evidence that thousands of offences by Scottish fishing boats have gone unpunished has prompted accusations that the industry is being “let off the hook” by the Scottish Government.
New housing estates in Scotland have been branded “car sick” because they pander to drivers at the expense of pedestrians, public transport and bikes.
Scottish ministers and councils have come under fire after official figures revealed that Scotland recycled less household waste than the rest of the UK.