Warning that dogs will be shot as sheep worrying rises in East Dunbartonshire countryside

Dog walkers are being urged to respect the countryside after a rise in the number of sheep worrying in East Dunbartonshire as people flock to beauty spots with the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 5:48 pm
The Crow Road, Lennoxtown

The past week in particular has seen a surge in the number of attacks on livestock in fields at Lennoxtown, causing concern for local farmers.

Fears are rising as the “stay local” message from the Scottish Government ended on Friday, meaning people can travel anywhere within Scotland for outdoor socialising, recreation and exercise.

Dog owners have been warned their pets risk being shot by farmers, if they are worried for the safety of livestock.