Farm manager fined for possessing deadly poison

11 September 2012

Tom McKellar, a farm manager from Auch Estate, has been fined �1200 for possession of the banned chemical carbofuran. Police found the poison at McKellar’s home at Bridge of Orchy in June 2009, following the discovery of a poisoned golden eagle close to the estate boundary. Unfortunately nobody has been charged with placing poison baits in the open, nor with poisoning the eagle.