The shooting of thousands of geese on Islay leaves many to suffer a slow death, contaminates the environment and is founded on “poor science”, according to a new scientific study.
Scotland is failing to meet international targets to prevent wildlife from becoming extinct, according to the latest assessment for the Scottish Government.
Scottish ministers are coming under concerted pressure to give communities across Scotland stronger rights to resist property developers proposing controversial building schemes.
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.
Attempts to defeat wildlife crime unravel as gamekeepers boycott government meetings and another prosecution is dropped.
Government moves to penalise grouse-shooting estates suspected of persecuting birds of prey have been “completely undermined” by a gaping loophole, say conservationists.
A row is brewing over plans by a US millionaire to build a golf course on a wildlife site in northeast Scotland – but this time it’s not Trump, it’s his business rival.
More than 1,700 of Scotland’s most precious wild animals, plants and places are in a poor state – and 600 of them are getting worse.
A Highland laird was given a tax “sweetener” in a secretive £7.2 million deal to buy an ancient Caledonian pine forest.