Scotland’s gamekeepers have accused a grouse shooting reform group of mounting a “wrecking ball” campaign which could destroy Angus and Perthshire estates and put families out of work.
A Perthshire hen harrier is among four of the satellite-tagged raptors which the RSPB say have gone missing in suspicious circumstances in just ten weeks.
Angus and Fife experienced a rise in fire incidents last year as part of a response that saw crews across Scotland deal with more than 91,000 call outs.
A workman was taken to hospital after suffering head and arm injuries in a fall at a site on Sunday.
The blistering summer has brought a plea from Scottish Water chiefs to use water wisely in a heatwave which has already seen demand rocket by almost a third.
A 50-year-old man has tragically died after being flown to hospital following an incident in a Highland Perthshire loch which sparked a major rescue operation.