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January 9, 2019

Wanton destruction

Last year, Andy Wightman MSP failed in his bid to have tighter controls imposed on landowners who scar the landscape by bulldozing tracks across their land for deer stalking and grouse shooting. Despite widespread support from environmental and conservation groups, and plenty of evidence in plain sight, Scottish Government concluded that landowners are acting within their rights. Hopefully, a different conclusion will be reached concerning the environmental damage that is being inflicted on our seabed by illegal fishing practices. Several coastal communities and marine environmental protection groups have just written to the First Minister calling for prompt action.



This letter to the First Minister was jointly signed by a coalition of coastal community groups, marine environmentalists and pressure groups with an interest in the long term sustainability and quality of Scotland’s marine environment.