Discussion on the ‘Managing Deer for Nature and Climate’ consultation

The Common Ground Forum invites you to an online discussion about the current government consultation on Managing Deer for Nature and Climate. The meeting will be online from 2pm to 3.30pm on the 23rd February. Please register your interest by emailing info@thecommongroundforum.scot.

Recent discussions between ADMG and Scottish Environment LINK confirmed that there are significant areas of agreement on the issues.  This has already led to a joint letter to the Cabinet Secretary regarding incentives for deer management. 

The purpose of the meeting is to explore this further with a wider group of Forum members, discuss the issues constructively and identify where there may be room for further shared action.  The proposals for Deer Management Nature Restoration Orders, female close seasons and deer welfare are each key issues to discuss.  While there will be differing views on aspects of the proposals, there are also likely to be areas of common ground – and thus scope to work together to grow the sector’s influence on what happens next.