CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Sporting Shooter today CLICK HERE

Deer stalking brings £140 million to Scottish economy

PUBLISHED: 09:55 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 09:55 26 April 2016




The revelation that deer management contributes around £140 million to the Scottish economy was one of several positive conclusions to be drawn from the latest Public & Corporate Economic Consultants (PACEC) report.

The findings were announced at the annual general meeting of the Association of Deer Management Groups (ADMG) – the organisation representing those who manage Scotland’s upland red deer – which was held on February 26 at Kingussie.

The meeting was attended by almost 200 deer forest managers, owners, and other representatives from the sector, who gathered to discuss topics including the Land Reform Bill and its elements relating to deer (such as the reintroduction of sporting rates), additional powers for Scottish Natural Heritage, and the forthcoming review of Scotland’s Deer Management Groups (DMGs).

The PACEC report, which was commissioned by the ADMG, the Lowland Deer Network Scotland and the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, also concluded that there are 2,532 jobs in deer management, of which 1,372 were paid, equating to an estimated 845 FTEs (Full Time Equivalents).

Richard Cooke, Chairman of The Association of Deer Management Groups, said: “This was a very well attended meeting. The upland deer sector has clearly grasped what is expected of it in terms of making progress in having proper and workable deer management plans in place, that take the public interest into account, and also making these plans available for public consultation in line with new guidelines on transparency and accountability.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Sporting Shooter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Sporting Shooter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Sporting Shooter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More from News

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Find out who won which category at the Eat Game Awards 2018, held at Boisdale of Canary Wharf on October 9th 2018

Read more
Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Voting for the 2018 Eat Game Awards - a wonderful initiative celebrating our beautiful British game meat - closes on September 30th. Vote for your favourite shortlisted nominees today!

Read more
Monday, December 4, 2017

The deadline for registering objections to Home Office proposals to ban .50 calibre and MARS rifles is 9 December 2017 - make your voice heard!

Read more

Most Read

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

SSA Membership

SSA Membership


Browse our galleries for our latest shooting images. We have posted photos from beating to wildfowling for everyone to enjoy…


Visit our online shop and get the best deals on magazine subscriptions, shooting DVDs and books…