Latest Richard Lochhead Stories

2009-04-27 13:58:30

Wildlife campaigners are welcoming plans for new curbs on the practice of removing fins from live sharks.

2008-09-26 12:00:21

Fishermen and environmental leaders in Scotland called for the European Union to change a policy that has $74 million in cod discarded every year.

2008-09-25 06:00:18

By Jenny Haworth ALMOST a million tonnes of fish are discarded in the North Sea every year, The Scotsman can reveal - about 100,000 tonnes by Scottish boats.

2008-09-23 12:00:28

By ALISON CHIESA ENVIRONMENT Secretary Richard Lochhead yesterday announced the go- ahead for the first community marine reserve, which will be at Lamlash Bay on the Isle of Arran.

2008-06-25 12:00:00

By David Leask and Cate Devine SCALLOPS from the Hebrides. Beef from Aberdeenshire. Raspberries from the glens of Angus. New potatoes from Ayrshire. Few doubt the quality of Scotland's produce. But far from all are able to enjoy it.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.