Police have launched a major probe into two serious wildlife crimes in the Highlands - including the theft of golden eagle eggs.
The chairman of a north-east football club which had its home park broken into last year has described the incident as "disappointing".
A Macduff man has been jailed for breaking into properties across the north-east - including a football club.
A man accused of a Boxing Day crime spree will face trial in the summer.
Last year saw one of the worst every poisoning cases of birds of prey, according to Scottish Environment Minister Aileen McLeod.