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Black grouse numbers increasing in Scotland

6 March 2012 Last updated at 15:53 GMT

One of Scotland's rarest wild birds could be staging a comeback.

Numbers of black grouse are on the increase in many parts of the country after decades of decline.

Government grants to farmers and landowners have helped regenerate their habitat in a number of areas.

Environmentalists have warned these payment schemes must be maintained if the birds' revival is to continue.