An MSP campaigning for a proposed members’ Bill to tackle incidents of dogs attacking livestock will visit the Turriff Show next week to raise awareness.
Farmers, crofters and dog owners are being asked to share their views on sheep worrying as part of a new survey.
A new campaign to increase awareness of the damaging impact of livestock attacks among dog owners has been launched.
Calls have been made for reckless dog owners to face tougher punishments when their pets attack livestock.
A well-known Aberdeenshire sheep breeder has backed a new partnership to tackle rural and remote crime.
Farm leaders have called on local authorities to make better use of Dog Control Notices (DCNs).
Farming chiefs are calling for tougher punishments for livestock worriers following a sheep attack so violent the photographs of the aftermath are unpublishable.
The number of livestock worrying incidents reported to Police Scotland increased by more than 50% in the spring.
A consultation on new legislation to tackle the growing problem of livestock worrying is being brought forward by a Highlands and Islands MSP.
Farmers are being advised to take out extra insurance to cover losses from sheep worrying – a growing problem which one insurer has described as “inevitable”.
The cost of dog attacks on Scottish livestock has quadrupled in the last two years to more than £50,000, NFU Scotland (NFUS) has revealed.
A major four-month campaign to crack down on sheep worrying has been launched ahead of the Scottish outdoor lambing season.
Police statistics have revealed that the number of livestock worrying incidents across Scotland has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
Almost half of all dog attacks on sheep are carried out by straying or unaccompanied dogs, according to a survey by the National Sheep Association (NSA).
Farmers and crofters who have experienced dog attacks on their sheep are being asked to share their views with the National Sheep Association (NSA).
A range of signs to deter people from walking their dogs in fields with livestock is being made available to farmers and crofters throughout Scotland thanks to NFU Scotland (NFUS).
Dog walkers have been reminded to keep their four-legged friends on a lead at all times when out walking near livestock.
Dog attacks on livestock cost the UK farming industry an estimated £1.4million last year, according to NFU Mutual.
A month-long campaign to tackle the blight of livestock worrying on Scottish farms and crofts has launched.
Cases of livestock worrying have soared across the north of Scotland, new figures have revealed.