National Goose Forum


We established the National Goose Forum (previously, the National Goose Management Review Group, NGMRG) in May 2000 to implement the national policy framework and to advise Scottish Ministers on goose management in Scotland.

The Forum is required to conduct a multi-disciplinary review of the national policy framework every five years, and to report its findings to ministers.

Its core objectives are to:

  • meet the UK's nature conservation obligations for geese, within the context of wider biodiversity objectives
  • minimise economic losses experienced by farmers and crofters caused by geese
  • maximise the value for money of public expenditure on geese management


  • Hugh Dignon, Scottish Government
  • Bill Dundas, Scottish Government
  • Gill Hartley, Scientific Advice for Scottish Agriculture
  • Martin Kennedy, National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS)
  • Patrick Krause, Scottish Crofting Federation
  • Andrew Midgely, NFUS
  • Karen Ramoo, Scottish Land and Estates
  • Colin Shedden, British Association for Shooting and Conservation

From Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH):

  • Rae McKenzie
  • Morag Milne
  • Claudia Rowse