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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21763: Mark Ruskell (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 21 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what contribution the pilot wildlife Special Constable scheme in the Cairngorms National Park has made to (a) deterring and (b) increasing the rate of detection and successful prosecution of wildlife crime.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 5 March 2019

The wildlife Special Constable pilot scheme was launched in March 2018 and will conclude at the end of March 2019. Following the conclusion of the pilot an evaluation of the scheme and the contribution made by Special Constables in the Cairngorms National Park, will be undertaken by the Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park Authority.