Debate on grouse shooting ahead of 'Glorious 12th'

The grouse shooting season gets underway this week - an industry which generates hundreds of thousands of pounds for our region's economy.

Critics though say the way moorland is managed - including the killing of predators and burning heather - damages the environment.

Some of Britain's biggest grouse moors are in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has announced it will tighten legislation around grouse shoots - although it has stopped short of imposing a ban. Supporters of the traditonal countryside pursuit say it actually benefits wildlife. 

ITV Border's Matthew Taylor has explored the debate.