Proposals to end the rate exemptions enjoyed by sporting estates for deer stalking and shooting will sacrifice over 100 rural worker jobs immediately with more to follow, Scotland's gamekeepers are warning.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) strenuously denies it has already unilaterally doubled the size of a restricted sea area off Wester Ross where submarine testing is conducted, ignoring local communities and fishermen.
The Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, was the subject of a complaint to the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in November 2014 over his support for the Duke of Buccleuch's plans to exploit underground coal gas.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being asked to investigate the conduct of her own Energy Minister Fergus Ewing after he was accused of blocking one wind farm to pave the way for another backed by the Duke of Buccleuch, Britain's largest private landowner.
Ahead of the General Election, politicians are being challenged to embrace fresh policies to protect Scotland's mountains and wild places, and the public are asked to show their support by signing a national petition.
Mountaineers claim the tourism potential of the remote north-west of Scotland would be damaged by a proposed 20 wind turbine intruding in the vast and open views from and of Sutherland's iconic mountains.
Donald Trump plans to use Freedom of Information legislation to make Aberdeen City Council reveal the contents of documents on the offshore wind farm he is convinced will blight his nearby golf development.