Q17: Are all birds protected?

All wild birds in Scotland are protected from intentional or reckless killing injuring or taking. Some birds classed as game can only be killed at certain times and some other species may be killed or taken under the Scottish Government General Licence.

More information can be obtained by contacting:

Scottish Government

Rural Directorate
Landscapes & Habitats Team
1-J South
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
Tel: 0131 244 7381

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