In the first of a two-part series, Michael Alexander speaks to Police Scotland and a Kinross-shire farmer about the costly impact of rural crime and hears about the action being taken to fight back against the brazen work of serious organised crime gangs.
Rain could return to Tayside and Fife this week following a heatwave which brought highs of more than 30C to the local area.
The Scottish Government was warned farmers could miss out on hundreds of millions of pounds of EU funding but kept quiet to win votes for independence, it has been claimed.
An Edinburgh University scientist, who has spent years forensically researching the work of Charles Darwin, has rubbished claims that the Origin of Species author plagiarised a Perthshire farmer.
Rural crime: Stolen tractors from Courier country farms being used as ‘international currency’ by brazen gangs
In the second part of our spotlight on rural crime in Tayside and Fife, Michael Alexander hears why there’s no room for complacency in the battle against equipment theft and livestock worrying.
When Englishman Charles Darwin published Origin of the Species in November 1859, his theory of evolution by ‘natural selection’ made humans rethink their place in the world.
Up to 80% of airgun owners in Scotland could unwittingly become criminals when a new licensing law comes into effect on January 1, experts have warned. Michael Alexander reports.