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Illegal trap use: Statement from CEO

22nd July 2016

Grant Moir, CEO of the Cairngorms National Park said, “It is appalling that spring traps have been illegally set resulting in the death of a common gull. The law on the use of traps is clear and it is simply unacceptable for them to be used in this way. I have this morning asked for a meeting with the Head Trustee of Invercauld Estate and with the Sporting Partner to discuss these issues. I have also written to Police Scotland and other public sector partners to ask for a meeting to discuss resourcing further enforcement work  in the National Park to tackle these type of issues.”