RSPB set to step up purge of Orkney's stoats by appointing new officer to aid the cull

The RSPB is stepping up its efforts to eradicate stoats in Orkney - it is seeking a new staff-member to work on the project.

But is the project ethical? Does it have the backing of residents - and/ or RSPB members? Is it money well spent?

Perhaps the time has come for some of these questions to be answered by the society's top brass.