• SCOTLAND'S DEER management groups are increasing the amount of information that they put in the public domain via the internet.

  • NEW MEASURES to regulate the killing of wild salmon in Scotland, effectively banning catches outwith river estuaries, were announced this week by environment minister Aileen McLeod.

  • SCOTLAND'S GAMEKEEPERS this week sent an open letter to the Scottish Government complaining about the red deer culls conducted by conservation charity, the John Muir Trust, on the Knoydart peninsula.

  • A GRASS-ROOTS conservation project for the critically endangered Scottish wildcat has been highlighted by Humane Society International for its innovative use of humane, trap-neuter-return controls of feral cats. Recent estimates place the population of wildcats as low as 35 in Scotland, where they are threatened by hybridisation, or cross-mating, with feral domestic cats.

  • ONE OF Scotland's rarest breeding birds, the corncrake, has suffered a poor season this year, with numbers dropping by nearly a fifth.

  • LONG-TERM MONITORING of one of the country's most charismatic little birds, the Bearded Tit, has revealed that the River Tay is possibly their largest stronghold in the UK.

  • A man caught hare coursing in East and Midlothian has received the first Anti Social Behaviour Order for this crime in Scotland.

  • A SOCIAL enterprise company interested in boosting numbers of wildcats in the West Highlands is looking for the support of local farmers and crofters.

  • The dramatic moment a young weasel came face to face with a curious swan has been captured on camera by an RSPB Scotland volunteer at the wildlife charity's Lochwinnoch nature reserve.

  • COMMUNITIES ON the Assynt peninsula in north-west Scotland are at loggerheads with conservation giant the John Muir Trust over deer numbers in the area.