Woodland bosses accused of failure and putting beavers at risk from guns
Government woodland bosses have been criticised for failing to bring beavers back to state-owned Scottish land and save them from possible shooting.
Beaver reintroduction programme to spread across Scotland under new plans
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.
FFS explains: Scottish drug deaths and how they compare with UK and Europe
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has published its latest statistics on drug deaths, which show 1,330 people died of drug misuse in 2021.
Experts voice fears over plans for lorry park on Jacobite battlefield
Jacobite experts have warned against a developer’s plans to build a lorry park on the site of a 1715 Jacobite battlefield and the world’s oldest Roman frontier road.
Licences to kill: 115 Tayside beavers shot in 2020
The Scottish Government's wildlife agency licensed the killing of 115 beavers in Tayside in 2020, sparking angry criticisms from campaigners.
Claim Scots have lower immunity to Covid-19 Mostly True
Ferret Fact Service looks into a claim about the immunity of Scots affecting current Covid-19 rates.
Farmers and landowners raising funds to back beaver killing
Farmers and landowners have joined forces to help a Scottish Government agency defend itself for handing out licences to kill wild beavers.
Wildlife agency under fire for ‘sickening’ beaver images
The Scottish Government’s wildlife agency is under attack for including images of dead beavers - including one displayed by children - in shooting lessons for Tayside farmers.
Probe after bloodied beaver found dead in Perthshire
The Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is investigating the death of a beaver in Perthshire just two days after the season for lethal control of the animals opened.