Deer Working Group recommendations: Scottish Government response

Scottish Government Response to the Report from the independent Deer Working Group on ‘The management of wild deer in Scotland’

The Group's Remit

The Group's remit was to "make recommendations for changes to ensure effective deer management that safeguards public interests and promotes the sustainable management of wild deer".

The Terms of Reference reinforced that the Group should "consider the position with all species of wild deer in Scotland and the varying circumstances across Scotland in both the uplands and lowlands".

The Government's Operating Framework for the Group clarified that the Group had "been established as a working group so that it can focus at a detailed level on the current statutory and non-statutory arrangement for deer management in Scotland, to make recommendations to fulfil the Group's remit".



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