Forestry and Land Scotland
Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Highland Council has been accused by conservationists of causing potentially criminal damage to native trees at Loch Morlich.
Foxes are still being chased by hounds and shot in public forests, despite outrage about the practice when it was revealed last spring.
A multinational fertiliser company has been accused of making “factually inaccurate” claims in support of its attempts to extend peat extraction in south west Scotland.
Foxes have been chased by hounds and shot in public forests after interventions by the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, backing shooters.
Senior Scottish Government forestry officials feared that a £5 million tree-planting deal with oil giant, Shell, could be viewed as “greenwashing”, according to internal emails.