BASC responds to Scottish Government’s announcement on deer management

Scotland’s Net Zero Secretary today announced the government’s climate change plans, including details on how these new measures will affect deer management in Scotland.

The Scottish Government has stated they ‘will build on the current Cairngorms Deer Pilot to develop a national scheme which incentivises increased management and investment in the venison supply chain’.

Peter Clark, BASC Scotland director said:

“While the measures taken by the Scottish Government offers some support to the sector, we need greater incentivisation rather than more regulation, as proposed in a recent consultation.

“The national support scheme will provide some incentive, but more detail is needed on exactly what the government is proposing.

“We welcome the announcement of investment for the venison supply chain and BASC looks forward to helping the government shape deer policy in the months to come.”