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Raeshaw and Burnfoot estates taking SNH to court – comment

According to today’s Sunday Herald the two estates I mentioned in my last blog, Raeshaw and Burnfoot, are taking SNH to court in relation to their grounds for revoking the general licences that hitherto allowed them to control certain bird … Continue reading

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The disgrace of 2 Scottish grouse moors

  The decision seems fairly low-key but it seems that on two grouse moors, Burnfoot Estate (near Stirling) and Raeshaw Estate (near Peebles) the revocation of their General Licences to control certain species of birds, suspended because of an appeal, … Continue reading

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Two Scottish estates lose right to use general licences

I listened yesterday on BBC Scotland Out of Doors to an interview of Robbie Kernahan of Scottish Natural Heritage on the restriction of the use of General Licences on the lands of two estates in Scotland. These are the first … Continue reading

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Partnership-working in action – a freshwater pearl mussel case

Partnership-working in action – a joint police, SNH, and SEPA investigation relating to water pollution and freshwater pearl mussels Prosecutions that relate to freshwater pearl mussels (FWPM) are rare. The mind immediately jumps to the conclusion that the offence is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on tawny owls and red squirrels

  There was a male tawny owl in full hooting mode just outside the back door yesterday evening. It continued the typical hooooooooooo, a long gap then hooo hooo hooo hoooooooooooo for nearly half an hour. It’s a delightful sound. … Continue reading

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The seals of East Linga (part 1)

I watched an item on Countryfile last night about grey seals breeding at Blakeney Point in Norfolk. The footage of the pure white pups brought back memories of an incident that occurred in one of our most northerly islands. Since … Continue reading

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PAW duties and an update on the garden wildlife

I’ve had a couple of interesting days, making me feel as if I was back working again. On Wednesday I attended the PAW Training and Awareness Group – a group I chaired until my retirement – at Police HQ in … Continue reading

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