Deer Working Group


The Deer Working Group is an independent working group appointed by Scottish Ministers in October 2017, to recommend changes to ensure effective deer management in Scotland that safeguards public interests and promotes the sustainable management of wild deer. The Group was originally due to report in April 2019, but this was subsequently extended to September 2019.


  • Simon Pepper OBE (Chair) (Died 18 September 2018)
  • Andrew Barbour (Acting Chair from 18 September 2018)
  • Dr Jayne Glass
  • Robin Callander

External Advisers

  • Richard Cooke
  • Malcolm Combe