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Species Champion Mairi Gougeon MSP visits hen harriers

Great to see Hen Harrier Species Champion Mairi Gougeon MSP making time in a busy schedule to accompany licensed fieldworkers from Tayside Raptor Study Group on a monitoring visit to a hen harrier breeding location in Perthshire yesterday.

It looks like she enjoyed herself! Good for her.

Naturally, the news of this visit provoked abusive social media commentary from some members of the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, who not only attacked the integrity of the raptor workers but also included some faux concern about the welfare of the harriers.

Perhaps they’re confusing what happens during a visit by licensed raptor fieldworkers with what happens when armed men dressed as gamekeepers visit a nest site.


1 Response to “Species Champion Mairi Gougeon MSP visits hen harriers”


  1. 1 Al Woodcock
    May 1, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    Yes, I’ve just seen the pathetic comment from the ex Gamekeeper on Twitter, claiming that they’ve disturbed the harrier nest.


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