Deer Management in Scotland - SNH Report to Scottish Government November 2016

 

About the Inquiry

In Session 4, the Scottish Parliament's Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee undertook an inquiry into deer management in Scotland.  As a result of this inquiry, the Committee sent a letter to the Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and the response contained a commitment for SNH to review the effectiveness of deer control arrangements.  

In November 2016, Scottish Natural Heritage published a report to the Scottish Government on Deer Management in Scotland and the Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform Committee agreed to consider this as part of its work programme.

On 3 April 2017, the Committee published its Report on Deer Management in Scotland: Report to the Scottish Government from Scottish Natural Heritage 2016 (8.85MB pdf)

Timetable

The Committee took evidence on 22 November 2016 from Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) on its report to the Scottish Government on deer management in Scotland.

Papers for Meeting 22 November 2016 

Official Report of Meeting 22 November 2016

Minutes of Meeting 22 November 2016

The Committee took evidence on 13 December 2016 from 2 panels of stakeholders on SNH's report on deer management in Scotland.  The Meeting Papers, Minutes and official transcript are available below:

The Committee took further evidence on deer management in Scotland on 17 January 2017 from a panel of academics.  The Meeting Papers, Minutes and official transcript are available below::

At its meeting on 24 January 2017, the Committee took evidence from SNH.

The Meeting Papers, Minutes and official transcript are available below:

At its meeting on 21 March 2017, the Committee considered a draft report on deer management in Scotland. Various changes were agreed to, and the Committee agreed to consider a revised draft, in private, at its next meeting on 28 March 2017, meeting papers available here

Evidence

The Committee received written evidence throughout its consideration of this report.  

Written Evidence 

Correspondence