Sir, – It was with mixed feelings that I read of legally set traps being vandalised and the Scottish Gamekeepers Association’s concern.
Scottish Gamekeepers Association
The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) believes the impact of the country’s growing number of wind farms on protected wildlife may have been massively under-reported.
Gamekeepers are to seek talks with police and Government over an escalation in the vandalism of legal traps by wildlife activists and the members of the public.
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Roseanna Cunningham has appealed directly to Scotland’s gamekeepers, stalkers and fishing ghillies to play their part in fighting wildlife crime.
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Celebrity chef Nick Nairn got the Glorious Twelfth off to a bang as he welcomed the start of grouse season with a shooting party in Perthshire.
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