Three important low ground deer management events before Christmas

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LDNS Annual General Meeting

The first annual general meeting of the Lowland Deer Network Scotland will take place at The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on Sunday 9 December 2012, starting 2.00pm prompt (registration and coffee from 1.15pm).

AGM business will cover the annual report from LDNS Acting Chairman, Richard Cooke, financial report, and elections to the LDNS Executive Committee. Following the formal AGM business there will be presentations from:

• Colin McClean, Glen Tanar Estate and ADMG representative on the Competence Working Group

• Rob Sharp, professional Renfrewshire deer stalker talks on ‘Deer Management – why?’

• Professor Jimmy Simpson, Royal (Dick) Veterinary School, Bush Estate, Edinburgh (topic to be advised).

There will be opportunity for networking, and a panel question and answer session.

All low ground deer managers and stalkers, or anyone who has deer on their ground and a responsibility to manage them, is encouraged to attend.

The event is free. Please register your attendance by e mail: or
tel: 01356 624566

SW Scotland Low Ground Deer Management Open Meeting

A free open meeting for deer managers, farmers and anyone with deer on their land organised by the SW Scotland Deer Management Group in association with Lowland Deer Network Scotland will take place at The Kenbridge Hotel, New Galloway, Castle Douglas on Thursday 8 November from 7.00pm.

Key speaker is Richard Cooke, LDNS Acting Chairman, who will talk about the current Government position on wild deer management in Scotland, the Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act, future competence standards, and the Code of Practice on deer management.

Executives from SNH, FCS and the local deer management group will be in attendance to take questions and to discuss specific local deer issues.

Please register your attendance by e mail: or call Maitland Rankin on tel: 01644 420259

Wild deer Best Practice event for urban deer managers

This event, organised by SNH in association with Lowland Deer Network Scotland, will take place on Sunday 25 November, full day, with registration from 7.30am at Hamilton Park Racecourse. The day will include an opening address from Linda Fabiani MSP and sessions on the Code of Practice on deer management, ballistics and improving rifle skills, and carcass inspection and practical butchery skills.

Attendance is free and places are limited. To reserve your place contact Mike Cottam, Best Practice Officer, SNH by e mail: or tel: 01463 725373