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Branch information and events

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


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


Winter shoot

Our winter shoot took place at Cawdor Range and saw Stuart Clark take the Macarthur Cup, with Ian Allison and Charlie Rose a close second and third respectively.  The Hamish Shaw Trophy was again won by Stuart Clark with Ali Mackenzie in second and David Allison third.  The winning team was made up by Seamus Nairn, Ali Mackenzie and Dougie Mitchell (in the photo below along with the double winner Stuart Clark.

The women in HB have had a very successful day up at Rogart with their inaugural Hind Sight meet.  We will be following this up with bi-annual meets on themes chosen by the girls.  A more detailed report will be filed elsewhere.

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

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