Landowners have been urged to remove locked gates and a fence on paths at Loch Na Bo Estate, near Lhanbryde, by Moray Council and others. The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (ScotWays) and walking charity, Ramblers Scotland, said the estate had “ignored” its duty to ensure access rights.
Police Scotland is investigating an incident in March when a seal was allegedly shot at a fish farm in Loch Spelve, on the southeast coast of Mull
Campaigners in the Scottish Borders are raising growing concerns about a proposal for quarry which has an Ineos ethylene gas pipeline running through it.
The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.
The head of a Highland sporting firm has been condemned by the British Deer Society (BDS) for allowing the filming of a controversial stag cull.
The Scottish Government is paving the way for the multinational salmon farming industry to start using a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees.
Scotland’s largest fishing organisation has refused to confirm if it has removed a fisherman from one of its committees after he was fined in court for illegal dredging
Five months after a cyber attack, the Scottish Government’s environment watchdog is still struggling to process pollution permits and planning applications.
Environmental and anti-racism groups have warned far-right activists are trying to exploit people’s concern over the environment as a recruiting tool