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Question reference: S6W-10524

  • Asked by: Oliver Mundell, MSP for Dumfriesshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 24 August 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Lorna Slater on 20 September 2022


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-09811 by Lorna Slater on 16 August 2022, whether it will provide a list of the stakeholders who are being engaged in the discussions.


Officials from all four UK administrations are engaging on the issue of sustainable long-term alternatives to the control of bracken. At this time, plans for stakeholder engagement have not been finalised. Initial talks with the Bracken Control Group have taken place and their advice on other interested parties will be considered. Those involved will include representatives from farming, environment and wildlife.