12 June 2018

DVCs and Deer Management
This event held at Raehills courtesy of Lord David Johnstone and organised and promoted jointly by LDNS, Scottish Land & Estates, Transport Scotland, and the Galloway & Dumfriesshire Deer Group, looked at the topic of deer vehicle collisions and deer management close to Scotland’s trunk road network. The presentations from Dr Jochen Langbein of Langbein Wildlife, Angus Corby of Transport Scotland, and Isla Davidson are available using the links.

Raehills Deer Meeting

1 May 2018

Full day event at West Moss Side Farm, Thornhill, Stirling FK8 3QJ and afterwards on Flanders Moss

Tuesday 1 May 2018 from 10.00am

Woodland Habitat Impact Assessment Awareness Day
LDNS, in association with BDS and SNH, organised this event to assist deer managers and stalkers in knowing how best to assess deer and other herbivore impacts on their ground.

Broomhills Ecology

The day commenced awith a classroom presentation by Dr Helen Armstrong of Broomhills Ecology, followed by a visit to Flanders Moss for practical demonstrations.

3 December 2017

Full day event at Stonehouse Lifestyles, 2 Udston Road, Stonehouse, ML9 3JL
Sunday 3 December 2017 from 09.00 to 15.30hrs

Deer Dog Day – Shot site examination, despatch of wounded deer and use of a scent hound dog for recovery – A Joint Event with BDS

This event is intended to cater for both the novice and experienced stalker in interpreting the shot site and use of a dog for recovery. The UK Scent Hound Association (UKSHA) will provide a seminar on dogs for deer to include a morning indoor session on shot site examination and an afternoon on the use of a scent hound.

For more information and costs to attend click here.

To register attendance please advise Glen Heggs,

21 November 2017

Evening Meeting at The Auldhouse Arms, Langlands Rd, East Kilbride, Glasgow G75 9DW
Tuesday 21 November 2017 from 18.30 – 21.00 hrs

Night Vision and Thermal Imaging – special event
A short, open LDNS committee meeting covering committee business, the latest information and discussion on Sporting Rates and the Deer Health Project, will be followed by an evening with Scott Country International, night vision and thermal imaging specialists.

For more information click here.

To register attendance please advise Dick Playfair, LDNS Secretary,

15 June 2017

Evening Meeting – Airth Welfare Hall, Graham Terrace, Airth FK2 8LL
Thursday 15 June 2017 18.00 – 21.00 hrs
From 18.20 – 19.00hrs:
The ECCLR Review, LDNS, and future low ground deer management
From 19.00 – 21.00hrs:
Ballistics, ammunition, and moves towards non-lead.
Speakers and presentations: Dr Colin Shedden, Director, BASC Scotland; Prof James Simpson, University of Edinburgh; Willie Lamont FCS

To register attendance please advise Dick Playfair, LDNS Secretary,

19 May 2017 Where the buck stops!
A morning seminar from 10.30 – 13.00hrs run by LDNS in conjunction with Scottish Land & Estates in conjunction with East Lothian and Edinburgh Deer Group at Gullane Village Hall, Gullane, East Lothian, on management of lowland deer around Scotland’s roads, deer vehicle collisions, responsibilities and recommendations. More information and details on how to register here .
28 April 2017 LDNS AGM
From 11.00 – 13.00hrs. Leapark Hotel, 130 Bo’ness Rd, Grangemouth FK3 9BX Agenda here .
22 April 2017 An introduction to peri-urban deer management
Note: This event is now fully booked. Further applications will be placed on a reserve list and notified should there be cancellations.
A ‘pilot’ one day course highlighting the considerations and requirements for those engaged in the management of deer in and around towns, led by Andrew Treadaway, SRUC Barony College, drawing extensively on material from the publication Controlling Urban Deer by David Quarrell, Chair, SLDG.
At the Ally McCoist Centre, East Kilbride from 10.15 – 15.30.More information and how to register here.
30 September and 2 October 2016 The UKSHA is staging two events in Scotland supported by the Lowland Deer Network Scotland on 30 September in Dalkeith, and 2 October 2016 at Strathdon. More information here .
8 June 2016 Focus on … Lowland Deer Management
A Joint Lowland Deer Network ScotlandScottish Land & Estates ‘Walk and Talk’ at Caddonfoot Hall, Clovenfords TD1 3LG, Yair Hill Forest and Torwoodlee and Buckholm Estates. More info.
6 October 2015 Deer on Your Doorstep – exhibition and presentation at Fairmilehead, Edinburgh EH10  click for info
21 August 2014 SL&E  Walk & Talk Dalkeith  click for more information                                                    
14 June 2014 Urban Deer Competence and Awareness Day   East Kilbride
Places available  Click for information          Detailed programme 
26 January 2014 Annual General Meeting 2013/2014
The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld 
3 September 2013 Venison awareness evening event for butchers
With SFMTA at Braehead Foods 
2 September 2013 Venison awareness evening event for butchers
With SFMTA at Stepps
5 – 7 July 2013 GWCT Scottish Game Fair
LDNS on stand for three days at Scone with ADMG, Sporting Rifle and the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group
March 2013 Borders Stalking Fair, Kelso
Awareness raising event targeting stalkers and deer managers in south Scotland and north England.
March 2013 Competence Awareness Day, East Kilbride
Pre DSC level 1 education and awareness day organized by South Lanarkshire Deer Group.
October 2012 SW Scotland
Information evening with South Scotland DMG to bring local deer managers up to speed with new legislation.
October 2012 SW Scotland
Information evening with South Scotland DMG to bring local deer managers up to speed with new legislation.
September 2012 Butchers evenings
Held at Carfraemill, Scottish Borders, and Aberdeen Airport Thistle Hotel in conjunction with Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA) and the Scottish Gamekeepers Association.
November 2011 Cardrona Conference
Launch of the Lowland Deer Network Scotland.    click for info