Deer Management Plan

West Lochaber Deer Management Plan Consultation – Second Draft

In 2013 the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee’s review of deer management called for increased professionalism in deer management planning across Scotland and challenged all Deer Management Groups (DMGs) to produce forward looking deer management plans by 2016.

In response to this the West Lochaber Deer Management Group (WLDMG) has recently drafted a new deer management plan.  This plan builds on the previous work of the Group and incorporates new requirements from Government.

The initial consultation period for the first draft of the West Lochaber Deer Management plan has now ended and all comments have been considered.  A second draft of the plan can be found below.

Following confirmation from WLDMG members and SNH, the final draft will be published after the 28th of March 2016.

The second draft plan is presented in pdf format.  If you would like to view it in another format or have any comments, please email them to before the 14th March 2016.   Deer Consultancy Services are acting as consultants for the WLDMG in the preparation of the plan.


The activity schedule extract from the Deer Management Plan (2015) has been updated and can be found here.