Also seems to be a discrepency on the required sporting lets. Guests taken out but not charged, stalks for the boys, so are they sporting stalks (a requirement) or management stalks. Another breach, Jim
Just read this - pretty bloody scathing about NTS direction and management of the whole thing I'd say
There maths seems way off and to say that it is a disgusting waist of government and public donations would be an understatement.
Very interesting read indeed.
The report indicates (4.9) that the average number of stags is proportionate to the average number of hinds taken per year yet the income falls approximately 50% in 2010 (table 2, page 20) compared to the 2 years prior to this. Has the cost of MLE deer reduced so much in value, or are the carcasses not reaching the larder?
Below is a link to my website.
Is it just me or does this, basically, say something along the lines of:
"Me and a few other decent chaps I met at boarding school wanted to save the earth by messing about in Scotland. When we got there one of the little people told us our plan wouldn't work but he had one that might. We ignored him. We've all taken a good pile of cash from this for ourselves and now, it seems, maybe the little person we met on the first day we went up there was right after all as our plan has been a disaster. Of course we can't admit we are wrong so we are going to have a timescale for our objectives of 200 years. By that time we will have lined our pockets, be long since dead and so we have no real need to care about the long term outcome. In a while, when we get fed up with this game and move on to interfering in something else, we will all walk away leaving this estate and the neighbours in an awful mess that the little man we met on the first day will have to sort it out and we will ensure he also gets all the blame. Oh what jolly japes, anyone know of any other committees looking good reliable sort of chaps who will always say the the right thing as members? We only charge a few hundred thousand per year each."
All the surveys, panels, experts and most disturbing of all thousands of deer culled. Now they favour errecting a fence that the neighbouring head stalker and his team have wanted years ago. UNBELIEVABLE.
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Mar Lodge Reds before the debacle.
caorach You have hit the nail well and truly on the head .What has happened is just that we have an education in trees fauna and mam ilia so we know best. When in fact the chaps that have lived the life and were brought up in the area had it correct all the time. But how could any one listen to them it dose not make sense.
What i cannot understand is why NTS had to listen so hard to SNH. Also why SNH can get it so wrong on this public estate and yet get it so right on a private estate they have a real interest in Ardnamurchan. Very Strange indeed.
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