A consultation on new legislation to tackle the growing problem of livestock worrying is being brought forward by a Highlands and Islands MSP.
Dog walkers are being warned to keep their pets under control following another spate of sheep worrying incidents on farms across Fife.
Only 19 people across Scotland were convicted of livestock worrying offences last year, despite 175 cases being reported to police.
Police in Fife have highlighted a concerning increase in dog attacks on livestock after the latest ended in a sheep having to be put down.
A pet dog was shot dead by a Perthshire farmer on Sunday during yet another suspected sheep worrying incident.
A Fife farmer lost his prize pregnant ewe in a horrific dog attack.
Police have charged two women over separate alleged incidents of sheep-worrying in the Stonehaven area.
A 49-year-old woman has been charged following the death of a sheep at a Perthshire farm.
A sheep has been killed in a suspected worrying incident in Perthshire.
A Fife shepherd has described the moment he found one of his flock mauled by dogs.