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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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The agenda for the AGM and 2015/16 AGM draft minutes are available to view/download here
Please advise your intention to attend - e mail LDNS Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5th May, 19th May and 15th June
Two morning seminars and discussion
Where the buck stops – lowland deer on Scotland’s roads

Deer and traffic don’t mix – but is it a case of too many deer, too many vehicles, or both?

Two morning seminars in May staged jointly by the Lowland Deer Network Scotland (LDNS) and Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) will examine the issues, the responsibilities and the consequences, of deer on roads in a low ground context.

Dates, times and venues

1. Raehills Estate, St Anns, Lockerbie DG11 1HL by kind permission of Lord David Johnstone, Chairman, Scottish Land & Estates on Friday 5 May from 10.30am

2. Gullane Village Hall, Hall Lane, Gullane, East Lothian EH31 2HA on Friday 19 May from 10.30am.

The seminars will conclude by 13.00hrs.

The meetings will look at the general and local perspectives around roads and deer, the national view from ecological consultant and deer vehicle collision expert Jochen Langbein (Langbein Wildlife); the actions being taken by Transport Scotland and the trunk road operating companies to mitigate against deer vehicle collisions; and a discussion on responsibilities, solutions, and courses of action available to the deer manager, landowner and others.

Who should attend?
Landowners and land managers, gamekeepers, stalkers, local authorities, community council representatives, agencies, farmers, forestry companies.

These events are free, and you can register to attend now through the LDNS Secretary Dick Playfair, e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 0131 445 5570

Date for the diary - Thursday 15 June, 18.30 hrs, Venue TBC
Non-lead ammunition - Joint evening meeting with BASC Scotland. Presentations and discussion.  More details to follow.


This bulletin is produced for the Lowland Deer Network Scotland by Playfair Walker.


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