US HUNTING celebrity Larysa Switlyk, who posted pictures on the internet of herself next to a wild goat and a Blackface tup which she claimed to have shot during a trip to Scotland, has been reported to prosecutors over alleged gun offences.

The 33-year-old TV presenter and her teammates had been hunting on Islay in September. Police said this week that she and a 41-year-old man had been reported for alleged firearms offences, under section 11a of the Firearms Act 1968, which refers to authorised lending and possession of firearms for hunting.

The act requires anyone borrowing a firearm from another person to be borrowing the rifle or shot gun for the purpose of hunting animals, shooting game or vermin or shooting at artificial targets; comply with any conditions specified in the lender's certificate; and be accompanied by the lender or someone who holds the relevant certificate.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Following several complaints of wild goat 'trophy' hunting on Islay in September, Police Scotland can now confirm that a 33-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man from the USA have been reported to the Procurator Fiscal for firearms offences."

Ms Switlyk, who describes herself as a 'hardcore huntress' on the 'Larysa Unleashed' programme, hunted a number of animals legally whilst she was in Scotland, and had posed with a dead stag that was shot in Ardnamurchan. But it was when she took advantage of a company offering hunters the chance to stalk and shoot wild goats on Islay that her social media posts created a stir about the practice of trophy hunting.

The Scottish government's Brexit secretary, Mike Russell, described Ms Switlyk's posts as 'horrific', and called for the hunting of goats on Islay to be stopped, after which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said that a review of current hunting laws would be carried out.