The Goriest Twelfth
Almost one fifth of Scotland’s land is kept barren and dead for the sole purpose of maximising the number of red grouse – so they can be killed for sport. Many people object to the killing of animals for sport as a matter of principle; others believe that Scotland’s land is concentrated in too few hands and used inefficiently and unproductively.
Following criticism of a now-deleted Visit Scotland social media post, Wightman highlighted environmental concerns by the Cairngorms National Park
GREEN MSP Andy Wightman has reiterated his party’s call for a ban on driven grouse-shooting and “a completely new way of managing land” like the Cairngorms mountain range, following criticism of a now-deleted post by Visit Scotland.