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

Branch Area and committee

BDS Central Scotland Branch Area Map
Chair Andrew Souter
Secretary Daniel Turner
Treasurer John Clark
Committee Members: John Bruce, Josh Dixon, Colin Johnston, Alistair Harbison, Craig Brown, Iain Semple, Ewan Mowatt, James McLintock, Mike Onslow, Pay McGann, Ron Smith.
Postcode Area
DD Dundee
FK Falkirk
G Glasgow
KY Kirkcaldy
PH1 – PH18 Perth




Sunday 18th June 2023

Balmanno Farm Range Day

Sunday 6th August 2023

Balmanno Farm Range Day

Sunday 10th September 2023

ATV Training - Location TBC

See the news section below for more details.


No upcoming events, please check back soon.


Best Practice/DMQ level 2 awareness day

Central Scotland Branch will be holding a Best Practice/DMQ level 2 awareness day, at Balmmano Farm, Bridge of Earn, Perth, on Sunday the 05th of February starting at 10:00 all welcome.

Topics to include:

  • Carcass handling and inspection. 
  • Level 2 what is required? 
  • Basic skinning and butchery demonstration.

Any questions please contact Andrew

Branch AGM

The Central Scotland Branch AGM is Sunday 22nd March at 2.30 pm Venue is the Grouse and Claret Restaurant, Kinross.

Existing office bearers and committee members are all willing to stand again.

Anyone wishing to stand for election of an office bearer please submit their details to Andrew Souter, Branch Chair by emailing

Stay in touch

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

latest news

Crossroads of Wild Venison Production

The Crossroads of Wild Venison Production: Challenges as December 2023 Approaches

As we approach the end of 2023, wild venison production is encountering challenges that demand our attention. Game dealers are currently offering between 50p and one pound per kilogram for deer carcasses, and reports suggest that some may not accept carcasses in December. Let’s dive into some key insights shared by Nick Rout, Head of Education and Training at the BDS, and a manager of deer in East Anglia.

BDS Diamond Charity Auction November 2023 Banner - Red Deer Stag in winter. Auction dates are from midday on 8th November 2023 until 9pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2023.

BDS Diamond Charity Auction

Our Diamond Charity Fundraising Auction is now live. 2023 marks the 60th, or Diamond Anniversary of the British Deer Society. To celebrate, we’re holding a special fundraising event in the form of a silent online auction.

By taking part in the auction you’ll be helping raise critical funds to continue our work to drive forward our mission

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