The poisoning continues – Red Kite found poisoned in East Ayrshire.

Yet another red kite has been confirmed poisoned in Scotland. The body of a red kite was found in September at a special protection area in Ayrshire. The red kite described as “one of north Scotland’s most adventurous kites” has been found poisoned by a banned pesticide.


Numbers of game shot increases, but still we hear calls from the SGA for the licensed control of raptors.

The shooting fraternity continue to make their case for controlling raptor numbers throughout the UK at a time when game birds shot have broken records. Who is kidding who?

This is what the Chairman of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association had to say recently on his blog:

“We are also urging government to look again at […]