Part Seven - Way Forward
1 There are two Sections in this final Part of the Report. Section 29 describes the Group’s overall conclusions from its work and Section 30 provides a summary list of the Group’s recommendations.
2 The Group was appointed by the Scottish Government after it concluded that “significant issues” remained over the management of wild deer in Scotland, following reports by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) in 2016 and the Scottish Parliament’s Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform (ECCLR) Committee in 2017.
3 The Group’s task under its Terms of Reference has been to review the current statutory and non-statutory arrangements for the management of wild deer in Scotland within the context of current deer management, and “make recommendations for changes to ensure effective deer management in Scotland that safeguards public interests and promotes the sustainable management of wild deer”.
1 DWG Terms of Reference, Scottish Government, September 2017.
2 DWG Terms of Reference, Scottish Government, September 2017.