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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

Surveillance for coronaviruses in wildlife

Surveillance for Coronaviruses in Wildlife

The British Deer Society is asking its members and supporters to assist with a surveillance study looking into coronaviruses in wildlife. This study aims to support the development of diagnostic tests, aid future surveillance, and improve preparedness for future coronavirus outbreaks.

Red Deer Stags at Sunset in Scotland By Mark Connelly

BDS CEO Goes Live On TalkTV To Promote Fact-led Deer Management

David Mcauley, British Deer Society (BDS) CEO went live on TalkTV and Radio at the weekend to promote the importance of having more fact-led approaches in deer management, less sensationalism in the media around total UK deer numbers and to speak up for deer welfare.

Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication

Deer Management in the UK: Sustainability Verses Eradication

Recently, we received a heartfelt letter from a dedicated member of the British Deer Society (BDS), a seasoned deer stalker with 30 years of experience who was dismayed by the indiscriminate and unsustainable shooting of roe deer around his management areas. His words shed light on the evolving challenges faced by conscientious deer managers who prioritise legal and humane practices in an environment where not all shooters share the same values.

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