Recently formed in 2015, Uist Deer Management Group (UDMG) is located in the Outer Hebrides and covers the main islands of North Uist, Benbecula and South Uist.
The purpose of the Uist Deer Management Group (UDMG) is to manage deer on a collective basis, in accordance with Scottish Government strategy (Scotland’s Wild Deer: A National Approach, 2008), the Code of Practice on Deer Management (2012), Wild Deer Best Practice Guidance and in a manner that integrates different land-use objectives, recognising that compromises over objectives may be required where conflict occurs.
The vision of UDMG is to maintain a healthy deer population at a density that:
- recognises habitats in good condition
- minimises impacts on public health and crofting interests
- maintains jobs and supports the local economy
- provides a range of positive benefits to those living locally and those visiting the area.
Draft Uist DMG Deer Management Plan
The draft Uist Deer Management Plan is now available for consultation until 12 March 2017.
There is a link to the draft Plan here (available as a pdf).
A public meeting to discuss the Plan will be held at the Iochdar Hall, South Uist HS8 5RQ on Monday 6 March 2017 at 7.00pm.
Philip Harding, Uist DMG Secretary