SNH Licensing team are experiencing an extremely high work load. Due to the current situation with regards to Covid-19, we will be prioritising licence applications based on their purpose. As such, licence applications for preserving public health and safety and licence applications for preventing serious damage will be prioritised. Licence applications for other purposes will be considered lower priority. It’s likely it will take longer than usual for licences to be processed, so all works should be planned accordingly.https://www.nature.scot/professional-advice/safeguarding-protected-areas-and-species/licensing/licensing-news
This may have implications for wild hacking…
Who knows? As part of the dreadful GOV.UK site it is very difficult to know what they are up to. They might even think that licensing broodmeddling of Hen Harriers is essential work…??