Good morning and welcome to The British Deer Society

South West Scotland

South West Scotland

Branch information and events

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


TBC October Gong Shoot, Cornharrow Estate
26th January 2020 Branch AGM, Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway

Branch Contacts

Chairman Alan Marshall 
Secretary Tom Clark 

Branch Areas

Postcode Area
DG Dumfries
KA Kilmarnock
ML  Motherwell



Range Days

The range days are an opportunity for new and existing members of all abilities to zero and practice in an excellent facility. There are always a good number of experienced members available for advice and guidance. The cost of the day for members remains at £6.

Annual General Meeting

The branch AGM was held at the Ken Bridge Hotel on January 21. Kinder weather than 2018 ensured a very healthy turnout. In a change to the planned speaker who had to, unfortunately, pull out, Alistair McGugan (SNH) gamely stepped in and delivered a thought-provoking and characteristically humorous talk about deer and how they fit into modern Scotland. The £20 raffle prize of a Galloway red hind stalk was won by Chris Strawbridge. The branch presented Glen Heggs and Keith Snow each a painting by local artist Patrick Laurie as a token of gratitude for serving respectively as Chairman and Secretary for over a decade.