HC Deb 28 April 1994 vol 242 cc314-7W
Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, by estate, those occasions on which birds belonging to protected species have been found(a) shot, (b) poisoned or (c) otherwise illegally killed in each of the past five years; and if he will state the number of (i) prosecutions and (ii) convictions which have resulted.

Sir Hector Monro

[holding answer 28 March 1994]: The information relates to incidents reported to the Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department's wildlife incident investigation service. The estate or other location listed is that recorded when each incident was reported. The location of a find has in itself no bearing on the responsibility for the incident.

Reports are made to the procurator fiscal where sufficient evidence is available. In respect of these cases, one prosecution in 1989, three in 1990 and one in 1993 all resulted in convictions. One case is pending.

Location Region Species Cause of death
Monzie Estate, Crieff Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Fincastle Tayside Tawny Owl Shot
Caenlochan NR Tayside Eagle Shot
Blair Atholl Tayside Buzzard Shot
E. Loch Ollay, South Uist Western Isles Raven/Crow Chloralose
Cromlix Estate Central Buzzard/Hen Harrier Chloralose
Flanders Moss Central Buzzard Chloralose
Aberdeenshire Grampian Sparrowhawk Shot
Den of Pitlurg Grampian Buzzard Chloralose
Rosehaugh Estate, Black Isle Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Ledmore Estate, Lairg Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Edderton, Tain Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Ledmore Estate, Lairg Highland Eagle and Gull Chloralose
Alness Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Strathpeffer Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Edinburgh Lothian Buzzard Chloralose
Hopetoun Estate, Abington Strathclyde Buzzard Chloralose
Forfar Tayside Sparrowhawk Shot
Glenfernate Estate Enochdu, Blairgowrie Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Loch Earn Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Grimersta Estate, Lewis Western Isles Eagle chick Chloralose
Hawkhill Fife Buzzard Strychnine
Forres Grampian Buzzards/Crows Chloralose
Lybster Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Seafield Estate Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Rosehaugh Estate, Black Isle Highland Buzzards Mevinphos
Abington Strathclyde Hen harrier Shot
Sorn Strathclyde Buzzard/crows Chloralose
Dougarie Estate, Arran Strathclyde Eagle Chloralose
Glean Eason Biorach, Arran Strathclyde Eagle Shot
Kelburn Country Park, Renfrew Strathclyde Buzzard Chloralose
Blairgowrie Tayside Crossbills Shot
Endrickmouth NNR Central Buzzard Chloralose
Dalswinton Estate Auldgirth Dumfermline and Gall Buzzard Chloralose
Invercauld Estate Crathie Grampian Buzzard Chloralose
Huntly Grampian Sparrowhawk Chloralose
Tomatin Highland Eagle Chloralose
Dochfour Estate Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Unknown Highland Swan Shot
Cawdor Estate Highland Buzzard and magpie Strychnine
Balival Farm, Conon Bridge Highland Hen harrier Strychnine
Kincraig Highland Buzzard Shot
Careston Estate, Brechin Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Over Cardney Estate, Dunkeld Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Fortingall Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Glenbeich and Ardveich Farms near Loch Tay Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Straloch Farm, Blairgowrie Tayside Buzzard Chloralose
Galashiels Border Red Kite Chloralose
Lothian Estate, Monteviot Border Osprey Shot
Stracathro Grampian Buzzard Chloralose
Stracathro Hill Grampian Buzzard Chloralose
Alness Highland Buzzard Difenacoum
Aberarder Estate Highland Eagle Carbofuran
Gledfield Estate, Ardgay Highland Buzzard Chloralose

Location Region Species Cause of death
South Balkeith Farm, Tain Highland Buzzards, rook and jackdaws Carbofuran
Glenberg Estate, Grantown/Spey Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Ralia Estate Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Assich Forest Nairn Highland Buzzard Chloralose
Woodall Estate, Calderbank Strathclyde Buzzard Chloralose
Carruth Estate Strathclyde Buzzard Chloralose
Bougilie, Arran Strathclyde Eagle Shot
Mauchline Strathclyde Buzzard Chloralose
Farleyer Estate, Aberfeldy Tayside Buzzard Carbofuran
Loansfold Farm and Blindswell Farm, Perth Tayside Buzzard Chloralose

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