Scottish Land and Estates
Ownership of Scotland's forests is becoming increasingly dominated by wealthy estates, investors and absentee owners who live outwith Scotland, says a new study.
A plan intended to aid the spread of beavers across the whole of Scotland has been published, with more than a quarter of a million acres marked as potential habitat.
Nearly three million gamebird chicks have been imported into Scotland from overseas battery farms to be shot at sporting estates in recent years, we can reveal.
Day two of our investigation into Scotland's Carbon Credits reveals the major firms buying offsets produced on Scottish land.
Landholders have allegedly blocked or deterred public access to Scotland’s paths more than 1,000 times in recent years according to data logged by local authorities.
Scotland’s richest man, an earl, and private equity and property firms are among those developing carbon offsetting projects that critics say are pushing up land prices and allowing companies to “greenwash” their image.
The Scottish Government should buy up, break up and sell off large forestry estates to diversify woodland ownership, experts are recommending.
Farmers and landowners have joined forces to help a Scottish Government agency defend itself for handing out licences to kill wild beavers.
Grouse shooting will be banned on sporting estates where birds are prey are being illegally killed, the Scottish Government has announced.