Following on from the successful event of 2013, South Lanarkshire Deer Group (SLDG) is hosting a day aimed at those individuals wishing to increase their knowledge and understanding of urban deer, including their welfare and management. The day will be divided into two parts:
1) Morning session, held indoors, where a number of speakers will discuss a variety of subjects concerning
the study, welfare and management of deer in urban and peri-urban environments. We anticipate that
speakers will include:
- Richard Cooke, Chairman, Lowland Deer Network Scotland
- Professor Rory Putman, Visiting Professor, Glasgow University
- Ben Harrower, Wildlife Ranger Manager, Forestry Commission Scotland
- Andrew Treadaway, Forestry Lecturer, SRUC Barony
- Professor James W Simpson, Veterinary Surgeon and Deer Manager
- David Quarrell, Chairman, SLDG; Author, Urban Deer and their Control
2) An afternoon session, held on a nearby farm, which will focus on best practice in urban deer
management, including the safe use of portable high seats, lone working, risk assessments, the
processing of venison, etc. For suitably qualified attendees, there will also be the opportunity to practice
shooting at targets that meet the current urban deer assessment standard promoted by the SLDG and in
accordance with Best Practice.
- Attendance is limited to a maximum of 40 individuals. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Attendees must be aged over 17 or accompanied by a suitable adult.
- There is no charge for the day, but a £10 fully-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Deposits will be refunded in full on the day of the event. ‘No shows’ on the day of the event shall forfeit their deposit.
- The SLDG supports Epilepsy Scotland (Scottish Charity No. SC000067). Donations, large or small, would be very welcome.
- The agenda is subject to change without notice.
- Lunch, refreshments and transportation to the afternoon session will be provided free of charge.
- Please bring suitable clothing for the afternoon session, including waterproofs and suitable footwear.
- For further details of the day please contact Richard firstname.lastname@example.org or Ian email@example.com
The organisers gratefully acknowledge the support of SNH, Forestry Commission Scotland and Transport Scotland for their support of this event through the Lowland Deer Network Scotland.