close icon

THE BDS SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND BRANCH

Information on the British Deer Society (BDS) South West Scotland branch including events, news, and contacts.

BRANCH AREA AND COMMITTEE

PostcodeArea
DGDumfries
KAKilmarnock
MLMotherwell

EVENTS

Please note that branch events may not be going ahead due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Date

EVENT

24th Mar 7:30PM

WEBINAR: Meet the Sponsor Blaser Special (Online)

Next Event

WEBINAR: Meet the Sponsor Blaser Special

24/03/2021 7:30 PM

Opportunity to meet one of our sponsors' Blaser and find out more about them and how they will be supporting the British Deer Society. The Panel To be confirmed Ask a Question If you would like to ask a question in advance please email info@bds.org.uk

NEWS

Evening talk with BDS Chairman Rory Putnam

Our Chairman Rory Putnam will present a stimulating question and answer session about the present and future direction for our Society, and all things deer. New initiatives such as the Society’s new Distribution and Abundance survey of deer will be discussed, and how members can help with this survey.

The Deer Survey is looking for volunteers to monitor local woods within a defined area. They will be looking for presence and abundance, or absence of deer, species of deer, and deer paths within the woodland edge, to help determine deer density at that location. By collating the information, the Society may be better placed to extrapolate deer densities in other similar areas. And members will be better informed for estimating deer density within the forests they are familiar with or managing.

This Evening meeting will talk place at The Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway, at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th March.

STAY IN TOUCH

If your contact information has changed please make sure to let us know.  To update your details simply email membership@bds.org.uk or call 01425 655434.

LATEST NEWS

Changes to DSC1 and DSC2

Changes to DSC1 and DSC2

Information has recently been shared relating to changes to DSC1 and DSC2 made by Deer Management Qualifications (DMQ).. These changes come into effect on April the 1st.

relaxation Covid-19 restrictions

Relaxation of Covid-19 Restrictions

Due to the planned relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the BDS will from March the 8th be resuming delivery of DSC1 and Deer Management Courses. Find out more.

New Video – How to Complete a Habitat Impact Assessment

The Farm Advisory Service has produced a great new video detailing How to Complete a Habitat Impact Assessment.

In the video Conservation Consultant, Helen Bibby, and Professor Rory Putman, Chair of the British Deer Society & visiting Professor at the University of Glasgow, take you through all the key steps on how to undertake a Habitat Impact Assessment.

Comments about the branch

Your choice regarding cookies on this site. We use cookies to optimise site functionality and give you the best possible experience.