Deer

The Deer group works to promote sustainable deer management, particularly as part of the sustainable upland land use agenda.

The Deer Group has a number of active members, a full list is shown below.

 

Convener

Duncan Orr-Ewing

Vice-Convener

Mike Daniels

Staff liaison

Lisa Webb

The group includes LINK landowning organisations and is therefore both a deer management policy and operational forum, with links to both NatureScot and the private deer management sector.

Latest News

Environmental groups welcome Deer Working Group report as a potential catalyst to bring deer management into the 2020s

29 Jan 2020

Scottish Environment LINK – a coalition of organisations involved in land and deer management, forestry, wildlife conservation, cultural heritage, community land partnerships, nature education and outdoor recreation – has welcomed the findings in the report published today by the independent Deer Working Group (DWG). The independent expert body that was appointed by Scottish Ministers in […]

Cross-sector coalition of 18 groups calls for deer management to meet the needs of the 2020s

13 Jan 2020

A coalition of environmental, community, wildlife, forestry, and outdoor recreational groups is urging the Scottish Government to bring in enhanced statutory regulation to ensure the nation’s deer population is managed effectively and sustainably for the benefit of communities and the natural environment. This is especially urgent, says the coalition, in the light of the accelerating […]

Environmental groups respond to SNH deer management report

04 Dec 2019

A coalition of environmental organisations have welcomed improvements in the functioning of deer management groups while warning that a step change is needed if climate and biodiversity targets are to be met. A report published last week by Scottish Natural Heritage suggests that there has been “significant progress” in deer management planning and evidence of […]

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