Good evening and welcome to The British Deer Society

South West Scotland

South West Scotland

Branch information and events

Events 2019/20

14th July  Parton Range Day
11th August Parton Range Day
17th & 18th August  Galloway Country Fair
8th September  Parton Range Day
TBC September Best Practice Day
12th October Deer Dog Day, Balmaclellan
TBC October Gong Shoot, Cornharrow Estate
26th January 2020 Branch AGM, Ken Bridge Hotel, New Galloway

Branch contacts

Chairman Alan Marshall 
Secretary Tom Clark 


Range Days

2019 Glenswinton range dates are now confirmed as being the second Sunday in the month from April to October (inclusive). 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.

Forthcoming events

Some dates for the year are still to be finalised. Planned activities for the year include; Best Practice Day, Deer Dog Day, possible New Members Event, Galloway Game Fair, Gong Shoot.

Please keep an eye on the website and your emails for dates as they are confirmed as the year progresses. We will endeavour to finalise the above activities and their corresponding dates as early as possible and circulate amongst members via email, deer magazine or the website.

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.