Scotland’s planned annual deer cull target for 2020-21 has been reduced by around 10 per cent as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, government agency NatureScot has announced.
Strict new rules should be brought in to curb the damage done by deer to the natural environment, according to a major report to the Scottish Government.
A powerful alliance of Scottish environmental groups has called for a radical rethink in the way deer are managed, which will mean making culls compulsory for landowners.
Scottish Natural Heritage has come under fire after backing down on plans to take legal action against landowners who don’t kill enough deer.
Scotland is facing a reprimand at a United Nations summit for failing to give communities rights to fight damaging building developments.
Police Scotland accused of acting as Donald Trump's private security force after charging a 61-year-old for relieving herself in the dunes.