Thieves are targeting rural locations in Angus and Perth & Kinross, Police Scotland have warned.
An agricultural insurer has warned farmers they should reassess the value of their machinery, buildings and equipment or face losing thousands of pounds on theft and fire claims.
Sheep rustlers escaped with 10 lambs from a farm on the edge of Highland Perthshire.
The cost of rural crime in Scotland was up 62.2% last year to more than £1.57 million, according to NFU Mutual.
A farmer fears "no-go" zones leave rural crime unchallenged after police failed to go to a caravan park where he believed his stolen quad bike was.
Police are probing a break-in at a popular tourist attraction in Highland Perthshire which happened in the early hours of Friday morning.
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.
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.
A new “proactive and co-ordinated” approach to tackling rural crime has been promised following a rising wave of criminal activity in the Scottish countryside.
An agricultural machinery dealership has thrown its weight behind the campaign to raise awareness of the crime wave sweeping parts of rural Scotland.