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Review of Deer Management in Scotland

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Review of Deer Management in Scotland

Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage (2016) ECCLR Committee – final evidence session of the Deer Management Review The Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee of the Scottish Parliament has been undertaking a review of deer management and held its final evidence session on 24 January 2017. You can watch the video record of this and the previous ECCLR Committee evidence sessions on Scottish Parliament TV here . The draft written report of that final evidence session is available here . We now awaits the...

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Native woodlands inside and outside the main red deer range in Scotland

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Native woodlands inside and outside the main red deer range in Scotland

Victor Clements, independent native woodlands consultant based in Perthshire, and also a member of the Executive Committee of ADMG, reassesses the Native Woodlands Scotland Survey and finds that the survey’s conclusions may be distorted.  His findings have been published in an extensive report in the winter 2016 issue of Scottish Forestry. He writes: The Native Woodland Survey of Scotland (NWSS) published in 2014 gave an up to date account of the status of native woodland areas throughout the country. At the time, the headline message was that herbivore impacts were the greatest threat...

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Christmas venison dinners donated to food bank by South Lanarkshire Deer Group

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Christmas venison dinners donated to food bank by South Lanarkshire Deer Group

South Lanarkshire Deer Group has gifted120 venison packs (240 venison dinners) to Calderwood Baptist Church, Maxwellton Road, East Kilbride. The venison in the form of 1/4lb venison burgers and square sausage will be supplied in the Christmas food parcels from the Church to the East Kilbride Community Food Bank to provide a little extra at Christmas to those in need in the area. This year’s gift of venison, which comes from locally sourced roe deer, follows a similar well-received initiative in 2015. David Quarrell, Chair of the South Lanarkshire Deer Group (SLDG), says: “We are delighted...

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Deer management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Deer management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016

LDNS gave evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee on Tuesday 13 December on the SNH Report on deer management published in November.  The LDNS written briefing to the Committee is available here. The video archive of the ECCLR Committee evidence session is available here.

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LDNS supporting UK Scent Hound Association (UKSHA) – forthcoming events in Scotland

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in News | Comments Off on LDNS supporting UK Scent Hound Association (UKSHA) – forthcoming events in Scotland

The UKSHA is staging two events in Scotland supported by the Lowland Deer Network Scotland (including SNH, Forestry Commission Scotland and Transport Scotland), the British Deer Society, the KBGS e.V, the Verein Hirschmann e.V and the ISHV. Two very experienced judges, one from KBGS and the other from the Verein Hirschmann, both ISHV qualified members of the groups who train people in Germany, and also on the Committee of the clubs in Germany, are coming to Scotland. Check out German Kälberer and Joachim Schweizer on the Schweißhundestation Alb-Schurwald website. They will be conducting the...

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Lowland deer management – walk and talk event – 8 June 2016

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in News | Comments Off on Lowland deer management – walk and talk event – 8 June 2016

A joint Lowland Deer Network Scotland – Scottish Land & Estates ‘Walk and Talk’ event will be held at Caddonfoot Hall, Clovenfords TD1 3LG, Yair Hill Forest and Torwoodlee and Buckholm Estates on Wednesday 8 June 2016 This information-sharing event will highlight issues relating to deer management in a low ground context – deer, forestry and woodland; deer management and the public; road traffic accidents, wildlife crime and deer, and other related topics. Under the Wildlife & Natural Environment (Scotland) Act anyone with deer on their land should manage them...

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