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Branch information and events

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


 3rd Nov Meeting "Talking Stalking" at Spean Bridge Community Hall
16th Nov Hind Sight day at Gordonbush, Rogart
Apr 2020 Spring Meet

Range Day contact

Ian Davidson 07769 345109

Branch contacts

Chairman Alistair Monkman
Secretary Cathy Mayne  

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
HS Western Isles
IV Inverness
KW Kirkwall
PA Paisley
PH19 - PH50 Perth
ZE Lerwick


November Events 

We have our usual November meeting "Talking Stalking" on November 3rd at Spean Bridge Community Hall, where we will hear from Jahama Estates (used to be Rio Tinto Alcan) about their management of the large tract of land on Killiechonate, Mamore and Glen Shero that they own.  Also, we will talk about boar/feral pigs before going out to try and find some signs - they are all through the woods at the back of Spean Bridge.

On November 16th we are also running a day at Gordonbush, Rogart, for our growing group Hind Sight.  This is exclusively for women with an interest in hunting/stalking and deer management.  

Inter-Branch Shoot

The shooting team performed well at the Inter-Branch shoot, coming second.

Spring Meet

Our spring meet will be held at Achnacarry, probably in early April.

Training & Stalker Development

We are keen to encourage new member stalkers & to nurture their progress to encourage best practice. The branch has some generous members who will mentor beginners.

Please contact our Chairman Alistair Monkman who can facilitate this.

Additionally, there are opportunities for Stalking at Altyre for BDS members. 

BDS and Altyre Estate are pleased to announce the launch of preferential rates for BDS members who wish to stalk Scottish woodland roe deer at Altyre Estate in Moray. Primarily aimed at those wishing to undertake DSC2 training and/or assessment, the estate can offer accompanied stalks for cull roebucks and does with the estate stalker (Approved Witness) at a flat rate of £85 inc VAT per outing.

For more details, please contact the Altyre Estate office directly on 01309 672265 or by email at

Email addresses

We do not send the newsletters by post anymore. It is too costly and some members must be missing out, so please send your email address to HQ or Ian the secretary.