Three men have been arrested and charged with hare coursing crimes in the Scottish Borders, and other parts of Scotland.
A 35-year-old, from Edinburgh, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday 10 March in connection with five hare coursing offences committed between 21st October 2015 and 3rd February 2016.
One of the offences allegedly took place in the Duns area of the Scottish Borders.
Two offences took place in the North Berwick area, and one in the East Fortune area of East Lothian.
A further offence took place in the Pathhead area of Midlothian.
Two men, aged 31 from Airdrie and 47 from Musselburgh, have also been charged and reported to the Procurator Fiscal under the Wildlife & Countryside Act (1981) in connection with the offences in Pathhead and Duns.