Formerly absent due to persecution, pine martens now occur throughout much of Courier Country, with a recent survey detecting their presence in Perthshire, Stirlingshire, Angus and Fife.
Red squirrels may be a more common sight than previously in Perthshire’s big tree country but an MSP has argued more still needs to be done to save the iconic species from “chronic stress” and the effect of the condition on their numbers in the area.
A wildlife charity has raised the alarm after grey squirrels were spotted in a key red squirrel conservation area in the Mearns.
Sir, – For those of us who supported the creation of a Scottish parliament, it was a delight that Jenny Gilruth MSP hosted an event there to celebrate Glenrothes at 70 (The Courier, June 9).
Scottish squirrel project chiefs on alert over grey threat to Highland Line in Courier Country corridor
Wildlife experts want to recruit an army of spotters in the effort to stop the deadly advance of grey squirrels across Scotland’s Highland Line.