January 30, 2017

Protecting the Environment

Farmers, crofters and land managers can bid for a slice of a fund aimed at promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment. Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing launched the latest round of the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) today and revealed that rural businesses will have until March 31 to apply for the funding. To…

November 25, 2016

Annual Wildlife Crime Report

Recorded wildlife crimes dropped by 20% in the 5 year period to 2015, according to the annual wildlife crime report published today. While the five year trend is positive, the latest figures show a rise of 11 per cent in recorded wildlife crime between 2013-14 and 2014-15. There were 284 recorded wildlife crime offences in…

November 24, 2016

Beavers to remain in Scotland

The Scottish Government is minded to allow beavers to remain in Scotland, Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham has announced. Ms Cunningham has said the species will have to be actively managed, in line with practices in other European countries. Work has now begun to ensure beavers can be added to Scotland’s list of protected species as…

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