Isle of Raasay
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Shooting rights tangle on Raasay

Crofters on a Hebridean island have accused the Scottish government of acting like an absentee landlord after officials granted shooting and fishing rights to a company based 250 miles away.

A local group on Raasay, off the Isle of Skye, had held the sporting lease for 18 years.

Residents had built up a stalking and venison business but the government said it had to get the best value for its asset.