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Conversion of deer fence to stock fence (in black grouse & capercaillie core areas)

This capital item is only available in Black Grouse and Capercaillie core areas.

Conversion of a deer fence to a stock fence will involve complete dismantling and removal of the wires and nets on the top half of the fence to leave a stock fence with the specifications required for a stock fence or an enhanced stock fence as appropriate.

The core areas reflect the known Scottish distribution of Capercaillie and Black Grouse. These areas are defined and updated by RSPB and maps are available from Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB.

Your local Capercaillie/Black Grouse project officer, in conjunction with the RSPB, can provide advice on the siting of fences to reduce potential problems.

All materials should be removed from site for re-use, recycling or disposal in a suitable landfill site, one recognised by the local authority.