TWO deer hinds, which were in-calf, have been killed illegally between Bayehead and Kilmuir, North Uist, and Police Scotland is now investigating the incident.

The deer are thought to have been shot around May 7, and their remains were found in a field near to the A865.

Both deer had been shot and, although deer can be killed lawfully, the incident occurred during the close season, which is put in place to protect the welfare of female deer and their young. This season is in place from April 1 to October 31.

Police Scotland, North Uist, is appealing to anyone who has information about this incident, and can be contacted on 101, quoting NH1052/18, or, alternatively, via Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.