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Question ref. S6W-06072
Asked by: Colin Smyth, South Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 1 February 2022


To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to bring forward any new incentives for land managers in relation to deer management.

Current status: Answered by Mairi McAllan on 25 February 2022


Work to improve the sustainability of Scotland’s deer management systems, including recommendations made by the Deer Working Group, will be taken forward under the Scottish Biodiversity Strategy.

Priorities will be broadly split across four streams: legislation; regulation; incentives; and operational delivery. The work stream focusing on incentives will include proposals to mainstream deer management into existing schemes, and scope for any new schemes.

We will lay out further details of this work in due course.