The former leader of Highland Council has accused a wealthy landowner of breaching outdoor access legislation by locking gates on walking routes, used for generations.
US developer under fire after complaining that his plan for a golf course on a wildlife site in Scotland had been delayed by “extremely restrictive” environmental rules.
A move to impose tougher controls on landowners scarring hillsides by bulldozing tracks for deer stalking and grouse shooting has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.
Wildlife, walking and woodland attractions are under threat from plans by Scotland’s largest public landowner to slash specialist staff.
Private security staff hired by Donald Trump to guard his Aberdeenshire golf course hid their handcuffs after concerns were raised by police.