About LDNS in Scotland

Low ground land is generally economically productive but landholdings including farms, woodlands, forestry, local authority land, development ground, and semi urban areas are fragmented. The deer species here is mainly roe, but in places red, sika and fallow deer are also present.

LDNS covers all land outside the scope of Scotland’s upland deer management groups and the main red deer range.

The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act has placed an obligation on ALL who have deer on their ground to manage them responsibly.

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How to Join LDNS

LDNS membership is available in the following categories:

Individual – £25.00
Local Authority – £100.00 (introductory rate 2012/13)
Deer Management Groups, business and corporate – £100.00 (introductory rate 2012/13)

Member benefits include two news bulletins and up to 8 E-updates per annum, regional events and an annual LDNS event.

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What does LDNS Offer?

LDNS is a source of information internally for members, and externally for the wider public who want to see deer but know little about deer management.  LDNS has an important role to play in public education and in countering negative comment.

Membership also provides representation on other bodies including the Scottish Country Sports Tourism Group, the Scottish Venison Partnership, and the Scottish Quality Wild Venison assurance scheme.

LDNS provides a forum for increased contact and education-building events, giving access to Best Practice advice, other training needs, and experience exchange.

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