WHAT is wrong with Scotland that we allow our landed gentry to hunt, shoot and kill their way through most of our/their estates? Never mind the Republican gun lobby in the US, we have the Tory equivalent in Scotland.

We have the powers to ban all firearms yet there is no real change, and widespread slaughter of native wildlife goes on. Even under our latest climate emergency legislation, grouse moors continue to burn up peat stores of carbon, controlled by a privileged few.

Kildrummy estate, mentioned in Monday’s National, sets a good example, ironically by an American couple, the directors of the Bently Foundation (Estate praised for snares, traps and shooting ban, August 17).

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Scotland prides itself on being the greenest golf haven, yet again these are landed gentry/Tory enclaves with little or no wildlife or biodiversity.

Our green credentials are rightly being questioned for the forthcoming COP26 climate conference; we need action now!

Malcolm MacQueen
Fairlie, Largs