Over 70 birds of prey have been killed or gone missing at grouse shooting estates across Scotland since 2004, according to new satellite tagging evidence from conservationists. As lairds and gunmen celebrated the start of the grouse shooting season on 12 August, known as “the glorious twelfth”, campaigners blamed sporting estates for illegally poisoning, shooting or persecuting red kites, hen harriers and golden eagles.
A CAMPAIGN backed by the Sunday Herald to cut the normal speed limits on roads in residential areas to 20mph has won overwhelming backing from the Scottish public. The Green MSP, Mark Ruskell, is proposing a new law to make 20mph the default limit in residential areas instead of 30mph. He polled people to find out what they thought of the idea. Three-quarters of more than 1,500 groups and individuals who have so far responded said they were in favour.
MORE than 70 protected birds of prey have been killed or gone missing at grouse shooting estates across Scotland since 2004, according to new satellite tagging evidence from conservationists. As lairds and shooters yesterday celebrated the started of the grouse-shooting season known as “The Glorious Twelfth”, campaigners blamed sporting estates for illegally poisoning, shooting or persecuting endangered red kites, hen harriers and golden eagles.
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Selecting a term
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