A hen harrier has disappeared in the Cairngorms National Park.
Scottish Gamekeepers Association
Gamekeepers who helped battle a huge wildfire in Moray have urged investigators to keep an open mind about whether it was set deliberately.
An American TV star and self-styled “hardcore huntress” has been criticised by politicians and tourism chiefs for posting photos of dead “trophies” - including goats and sheep - online.
Police are investigating the shooting of a rare bird of prey after its remains washed up on the banks of an Aberdeenshire river earlier this year.
The number of crimes against birds of prey in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level in years.
Scotland’s countryside is expected to benefit from “millions” of pounds worth of free conservation this grouse shooting season.
Police Scotland has appealed for information into the “illegal” killing of two pregnant red deer on North Uist.
A row has broken out between conservationists and land managers after another satellite-tagged golden eagle disappeared in the northern Monadhliath Mountains.
Two groups who regularly clash on outdoor issues have joined forces to press for more protection for the Scottish landscape.
It is the ultimate rural student job - a few days in the company of the "country set" taking part in the annual shoot.
The Scottish Government has been urged to investigate claims a conservation charity left dozens of deer to rot on a Highland hillside.
Gamekeepers have complained about an increase in the number of legal traps used to control pests that are being vandalised.
A £1,000 challenge has been thrown down by gamekeepers to conservation groups as the row over mountain hare culling grows more bitter.
Scottish ghillies have backed a proposal to ban the killing of wild salmon except under licence claiming it will create a "level playing field".
Labour is pressing the Scottish Government to follow through with a "truly radical" programme of land reform.
Plummeting stocks of salmon and sea trout have sparked fears for the future of the lucrative angling industry.
Academics claim they may have a solution to the decades-long deadlock between grouse hunters and conservationists seeking to protect hen harriers in moorland areas.
Gamekeepers and estate managers are forecasting excellent prospects for the grouse shooting season, starting from today.