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Central Scotland

Central Scotland

Branch information and events

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


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

5 April Habitat Assessment Impacts. Forneth Estate, Blairgowrie
26 April Branch range day, Balmanno Farm, near Bridge of Earn 
2 August The Central Branch (rifle) competition, at Jubillee range, Glen Tilt

See below in the news section for more information on each event.

Branch contacts

Chairman Andrew Souter  
Secretary Iain Semple  07790 764340      

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
DD Dundee
FK Falkirk
G Glasgow
KY Kirkcaldy
PH1 - PH18 Perth


Forthcoming Events

Sunday 15th March - Deer carcase gralloch, inspection and preparation for the larder. A previously prepared carcase will be skinned and butchered. Some of the product will be cooked and sampled.

This event will appeal to those new to deer-stalking who wish to maximise the use of the end product.

The event will take place at Balmanno Farm, near Bridge of Earn and will be signposted from the A912/A913 roundabout (follow the minor road for Dron).

Registration with tea/coffee from 0930 at the Balmanno shoot bothy.

Please register interest with either the branch secretary or chairman (see below for contact emails).

Sunday 5th April - Habitat Assessment Impacts. Forneth Estate, Blairgowrie. This event will be open to all interested parties being sponsored by LDNS. Those new to habitat assessments are invited during the morning session (0930-12.30). Those with previous experience are invited to attend in the afternoon session (1300-1600). The meet point for this event is Clunie Hall, Forneth. Please register interest with either the branch secretary or chairman.

Sunday 26th April - Branch range day. This event is for practice and zero checks. We hope to facilitate an opportunity for those to test copper bullets for accuracy in popular chamberings. This event will be at Balmanno Farm, Bridge of Earn. Registration from 0930 at the Balmanno shoot bothy. Please register your interest with the branch secretary or chairman.

We hope to confirm first aid training shortly. If you are interested please contact the branch secretary or chairman.

A clay pigeon shoot for members and friends will be held in June. Date and venue to be finalised.

The Central Branch (rifle) competition will take place at Jubillee range, Glen Tilt on Sunday 2nd August. If you are serious about your rifle shooting please attend. The top 6 shooters will make up the Central team at the Scottish Inter-Branch Shoot at the end of August (Saturday 29th).

Branch contact details are as follows: Chairman