Category Archives: Deer management

Why are deer dying in Scotland’s hills?

Over the last few weeks, hill walkers have encountered dead deer lying scattered over many of Scotland’s hills. While some may have been shot to put them out of their misery, most will have starved to death – the combination

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Reforesting Scotland Journal 52

Autumn/Winter 2015: Grazers! This issue looks at ‘Grazing’, from the usual suspects of deer and sheep, to the related issues of ticks, venison and lynx. Plus our regular look at artists, beasts, stoves and orchards… Buy now for £5.00 including

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Annual Gathering 2015 – Assynt

Our Gathering in 2015 was in the dramatic north west area of  Assynt at Glencanisp Lodge near Lochinver. The area has more forestry and community projects than you can shake a stick at and we joined with the key players

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Action: Sustainable deer management

Make sure that the Land Reform Bill includes powers to manage wild deer sustainably. The Scottish Government recently published a consultation on the new Land Reform Bill. The Bill as a whole is very welcome and great step forward on

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Scottish Parliament reviews deer policy

A lively workshop at the 2013 Gathering looked at the perennial problem of overgrazing by Scotland’s poorly-managed deer populations. Little did we know that just weeks later the Scottish Parliament’s influential Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee, convened by Ron

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Reforesting Scotland Journal 46

Autumn/Winter 2012: ‘The living forest’ The theme for this issue ties in with the annual Reforesting Scotland Gathering in Strathspey in early October 2012. Buy this issue now for £5.00 including postage. Articles include: Forest life in Abernethy In conversation…

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