Q15: I am concerned about someone stealing wild birds eggs, is it illegal?
Yes. It is illegal to take or destroy any wild birds' eggs and the penalties, if convicted, are imprisonment and/or a fine. It is also illegal to intentionally or recklessly kill, take or injure a wild bird, and damage or destroy its nest. If you know someone who is stealing wild birds' eggs, then contact Police Scotland by dialling 101 and speak to the wildlife officer who will be able to help you.