Today Police Scotland raided, under warrant, the Invercauld Estate in the Cairngorms National Park following the discovery of a poisoned golden eagle in March 2021.
[Invercauld Estate boundary. Map produced from data on Andy Wightman’s Who Owns Scotland website]
There are very few verifiable details around at the moment so I’ll probably wait for the police press release before saying much more.
But rest assured, there will be an awful lot more to say about this latest wildlife crime on an estate that has been at the centre of a number of investigations over many, many years.
UPDATE 5th May 2021: Police statement on poisoned golden eagle found on Invercauld Estate, Cairngorms National Park (here)
UPDATE 6th May 2021: Poisoned golden eagle: statement from Cairngorms National Park Authority (here)
UPDATE 6th May 2021: Poisoned golden eagle: examining the statement from Invercauld Estate (here)
UPDATE 6th May 2021: Poisoned golden eagle: confirmation it was found dead on a grouse moor on Invercauld Estate (here)
UPDATE 10th May 2021: Why the Invercauld golden eagle killer will evade prosecution (here)
UPDATE 12th May 2021: Poisoned golden eagle: statement from NatureScot (here)
UPDATE 13th May 2021: Invercauld Estate leaves ‘partnership’ following discovery of deliberately poisoned golden eagle (here)
UPDATE 13th May 2021: “Another poisoned golden eagle? If the SNP are serious about protecting wildlife we need an Environment Secretary who will act” – Jim Crumley (here)
UPDATE 18th May 2021: Poisoned golden eagle: will a General Licence restriction now be imposed on Invercauld Estate? (here)
UPDATE 30th May 2021: Game-shooting industry called out on raptor persecution by one of its own (here)
UPDATE 1st July 2021: Poisoned golden eagle: Cairngorms National Park Authority refuses to publish correspondence with Invercauld Estate (here)
UPDATE 9th February 2022: General Licence restriction imposed on Invercauld Estate in Cairngorms after poisoned golden eagle & baits found (here)