Mass culling of mountain hares must stop, says Finnie

Highlands and Islands Green MSP John Finnie has called on the Scottish Government to urgently introduce a moratorium on the culling of mountain hares in the Highlands as new figures reveal the number of mountain hares in the eastern Highlands has dropped by more than 99 per cent since 1954. Mr Finnie said: “Scottish Ministers … Continue reading Mass culling of mountain hares must stop, says Finnie

Update on Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre

This week I have written to both the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead MSP, and the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, Shona Robison MSP, to highlight Dr Hugo Van Woerden's letter to the SRUC regarding the proposed closure of the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre (DSC). Dr Van Woerden's letter, which you can read … Continue reading Update on Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre

John Campaigns to Save Highland Veterinary Disease Laboratory

John has launched a campaign to retain a vital veterinary disease surveillance service for the Highlands. Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is currently consulting on closing the Inverness Disease Surveillance Centre, operated by its SAC Consulting division. Such a closure would leave Highlands & Islands farmers with only the disease surveillance centre (DSC) in Thurso as cover, … Continue reading John Campaigns to Save Highland Veterinary Disease Laboratory