South West Ross DMG
The South West Ross Deer Management Group (SWRDMG) covers an area stretching between the Applecross and Achnasheen areas of Wester Ross in the Highlands of Scotland. The SWRDMG area is bounded to the north by Loch Torridon and the roads between Shieldaig, Kinlochewe and Achnasheen (A896 and A832), and to the south by Loch Carron and the A896 from Lochcarron village to Achnasheen.
The area includes land in some 16 – 18 main ownerships, as well as land owned and managed by Forestry Commission Scotland. The total area within the SWRDMG area (excluding towns and villages) is assessed as circa 62,340 hectares.
Deer management and associated activities of individual landholdings are coordinated through discussion within the SWRDMG which meets formally twice a year (other meetings may be called as required).
All member estates aim to have a representative present at all meetings. Their meetings are also attended by representatives from the Forestry Commission, SNH regional and wildlife staff, and local community interest groups by invitation.
The SWRDMG’s latest five-year Deer Management Plan (DMP) for 2015-2020 can be viewed here .
The maps appended to the DMP are as follows:
- Property Boundaries
- Land Cover Scotland
- National Forest Inventory Woodlands
- Woodland Creation Schemes
- Designated Sites
- SSSI Condition
- Native Woodland Survey of Scotland – Herbivore Pressure
- Deer Vehicle Collision (DVC) Information
Electronic or hard copies of the appendices can be obtained by contacting the DMG Secretary. [Please note that if requesting electronic copies, each map is circa 50MB due to the density of the data included.]
Chairman – Mr Shaun Macdonald, New Kelso
Treasurer – Mr Mark Pattinson, Lochcarron
Secretary – CKD Galbraith (Diana Jordan)
Tel: 01463 224343