Police investigate alleged destruction of a white-tailed eagle nest on Invermark Estate in the Cairngorms National Park

13 June 2013

The police are investigating the alleged destruction of a white-tailed eagle nest on a sporting estate in Angus. The nest was believed to be the first in East Scotland for over 100 years following the recent reintroduction of the species to the region. According to the RSPB, the nest tree was felled in January. The incident has shocked conservationists, including the Scottish Raptor Study Group, whose members have been closely involved with the project since its inception in 2007. Questions are once again being asked about why there hasn’t been any publicity in the five months since the nest tree was felled.