An agricultural machinery dealership has thrown its weight behind the campaign to raise awareness of the crime wave sweeping parts of rural Scotland.
A leading Fife farmer has warned that the spate of tractor thefts in the area by organised criminal gangs has the potential to escalate into a “danger to life and limb”.
Tractor thefts in Scotland have dropped by almost half in three years, with credit going to a joint drive between police and a rural insurance firm.
Only 19 people across Scotland were convicted of livestock worrying offences last year, despite 175 cases being reported to police.
A rural crime wave is sweeping the UK according to countryside insurers NFU Mutual (NFUM).
A 49-year-old woman has been charged following the death of a sheep at a Perthshire farm.
A crime wave in rural North East Fife has netted thieves £15,000 in stolen property.
A “sickening” spike in the number of assaults on Angus police officers has been slammed by an area MSP.
An operation to stamp out a rise in rural crime in Angus and Perthshire has led to a string of arrests.
Police are predicting an increase in rural crime in Angus after receiving an anonymous tip-off.