Wild deer set to be more effectively managed
Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) will be encouraged to use its “full range of powers” to get Scotland’s deer population under control, say ministers.
Environment secretary Roseanna Cunningham said the Government was committed to improving the way wild deer are managed and culled to protect the environment. She confirmed that current intervention powers will be tested before further legislative changes are made.
The Scottish Gamekeepers Association chairman said: “Today’s announcement targets areas where more effort and different approaches are required, such as in lowland Scotland and in urban fringes where there is a growing roe deer population.”