Sir, – I read with interest the on-going debacle between conservationists and the grouse shooting lobby over bird deaths in the Angus Glens (“War of words over bird deaths in Angus Glens”, The Courier, July 26).
Feasting on junk food stolen from unsuspecting Scots may be making gulls increasingly aggressive, according to a Fife academic researching the “misunderstood” birds.
A young golden eagle tagged in Scotland last summer is thought to have been killed just seven miles from the Scottish Parliament, and its body dumped in the North Sea.
A Dundee poet has penned a "tongue-in-cheek" ballad defending the city's gulls.
Sir,- Is Mr Logan Steele, campaigning for the Scottish Raptor Study Group seeking stronger regulation of licensed game bird hunters, whom they suspect of many illegal but undiscovered raptor killings, aware of the alleged heavy toll of birds of prey and of bats by wind turbines?