Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
Licences for a foot pack to kill foxes were issued by Forestry and Land Scotland despite strong objections from internal experts.
An animal welfare charity has urged the Scottish Government not to drop plans for tighter regulation of fox hunting following the conviction of a top huntsman who encouraged illegal hunting.
Foxes are still being chased by hounds and shot in public forests, despite outrage about the practice when it was revealed last spring.
Foxes have been chased by hounds and shot in public forests after interventions by the rural economy minister, Fergus Ewing, backing shooters.
Out of control hounds from the Buccleuch Hunt reportedly nearly caused a traffic incident in the Scottish Borders, leading to calls for tighter hunting legislation.
A video showing a fox being chased by a pack of hounds in Scotland has been released as animal welfare charities up the pressure on the Scottish Government to tighten foxhunting legislation.
A video of a dead fox being torn apart by a pack of hounds has been described by animal welfare charities as "abhorrent" and "barbaric".
Official documents reveal that Police Scotland has been trying to infiltrate communities near the Ineos petrochemical plant at Grangemouth.