Dumfries and Galloway
Scotland’s wildlife agency killed 57 barnacle geese to study the impact of avian flu because they wrongly feared it was illegal to test live animals.
Corporations, businesses and charities lobbying MSPs and ministers to influence Scottish laws reported thousands of meetings later than the statutory deadline.
Protected animals were among non-target species caught by “cruel and indiscriminate” snares, which can inflict deep wounds, internal organ damage and death.
Baron Vaux of Harrowden is in dispute with his Galloway tenants after water supplies to their homes repeatedly failed quality standards.
Landholders have allegedly blocked or deterred public access to Scotland’s paths more than 1,000 times in recent years according to data logged by local authorities.
Renters across Scotland are being asked to outbid one another to secure a home, which campaigners say is driving up prices for tenants amidst a housing crisis.
Campaigners claim that exploration licences to drill in a 466-mile area for gold, silver, zinc, copper, and lead were awarded without proper consultation.
Scotland’s Rural College criticised for preventing future generations from developing agricultural skills by selling off a key Ayrshire campus.
Local campaigners have raised fears that a 30-mile stretch of proposed powerline through Dumfries and Galloway will pose a risk to “vulnerable wildlife populations”.