Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal.
The rural minister, Fergus Ewing, should get his cabinet colleague, Michael Russell, to “draw in his horns” and stop trying to ban toxic pesticides, according to a leaked email.
Plans to build a golf course on one of Scotland’s most precious coastal wildlife sites would be blocked in England, say environmental groups.
Bid by Scottish Government to end arguments over fish farms harming wild salmon dismissed as public relations stunt by campaigners.
The Scottish Government is under fire for repeating mistakes made with Donald Trump following revelations that it has been secretly trying to help another “pushy” US property developer.
Wildlife, walking and woodland attractions are under threat from plans by Scotland’s largest public landowner to slash specialist staff.
Gamekeepers should hide heaps of dead mountain hares in the back of their trucks, a leading Cairngorm park official has said.
A major fish farming company has killed more than 175,000 of its caged salmon in Scotland while trying to treat them.
Correspondence released under freedom of information law reveals that two companies warned ministers that a planned conservation area for harbour porpoises could kill their plans for wind farms in the Moray Firth.