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.
Landowners have been accused of breaching an agreement to end the mass killing of mountain hares in the wake of evidence that hundreds were shot in the Cairngorms last month.