Scottish gamekeeper Craig Graham, 51, has been charged with repeatedly setting an illegal pole trap on an estate in the Angus Glens.
At a second court hearing yesterday (1st court hearing 31st March 2016), Forfar Sheriff Court heard that Head gamekeeper Mr Graham allegedly set and re-set a pole trap, baited with a pheasant carcass, on a tree stump, between 9th-17th July 2015. A further charge states that Mr Graham set the illegal trap with the intention of killing or taking a wild bird.
The offences are alleged to have occurred between Bridge of Brewlands and Kirkton of Glenisla. According to Andy Wightman’s Who Owns Scotland website, this area comprises part of the Brewlands and Kilry Estate.
The case was continued until 12th May 2016.
BBC news article here
Courier article here