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LDNS Oct 17

Deer Working Group

The Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Roseanna Cunningham MSP has this week appointed an independent Group to examine deer management issues, following the report by the ECCLR Committee on deer management and subsequent debate this summer in the Scottish Parliament.

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LDNS Jul 17

Improving deer management practices and protecting the environment

Cabinet Secretary for the Environment Today, 29 June, Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Environment, announced for the Scottish Government what happens next regarding deer management in Scotland.

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LDNS Apr 17


The LDNS annual general meeting takes place at the Leapark Hotel, Bo’ness Road, Grangemouth FK3 9BX this Friday 28 April 2017, 11.00 registration for 11.15am start.

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LDNS Jan 17

ECCLR Committee – final evidence session of the Deer Management Review

The ECCLR Committee is undertaking a review of deer management and, on 24 January in its final evidence session, heard for the second time from SNH.

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LDNS Oct 16

BDS Deer Distribution Survey

Every five years the BDS runs a Deer Distribution Survey to plot the distribution of all six species of British deer; the resulting maps provide an overview not only of current status, but also an indication of spread or decline since the preceding surveys.

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LDNS Sept 16

LDNS has received notice of the publication of the SNH Authorisations Review Panel Report.

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LDNS Aug 16

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

  • Friday 30 September- Dalkeith, Midlothian,
  • Sunday 2 October - Strathdon, Aberdeensshire

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LDNS Apr 16


The Lowland Deer Network Scotland AGM will take place at the Royal Hotel, Bridge of Allan on Wednesday 27 April 2016 from 11.45 to 13.00 hrs.


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LDNS Feb 16

4 February 2016

Deer Sector under pressure at RACCE Committee Stage 2 discussion

The Land Reform (Scotland) Bill has parts that will affect both lowland and upland deer management. It took another step forward as the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment (RACCE) Committee discussed amendments to the sporting rates and deer management sections of the draft Bill yesterday.

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LDNS Dec 15

The Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment (RACCE) Committee has published its Stage 1 Report on the Land Reform (Scotland) Bill.

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