Deer Management Plan

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Arran DMG has recently developed and endorsed a new Deer Management Plan, which is located below. The Plan will change and evolve as time progresses, and any commentray on this is welcome.  Any queries on the development of the plan are invited to either of the email addresses on the Contacts page, or to


The various components of the new Plan are listed here below. They include text documents as well as maps and databases.

Main Documents

Background Information & Policies

Working Plan



  1. Arran DMG Location Map

2. Arran DMG Members map

3. Arran DMG Reporting Units Map

4. Arran DMG Management Objectives Map

5. Arran Grazing Committees Map

6. Arran DMG Designated Sites map

6a. Arran Designated Sites map- Whole Island

7. Arran DMG Landscape Map

8. Arran DMG SSSI Condition Map

9. Arran DMG Woodland Creation Map

10. Arran DMG Woodland Herbivore Impacts Map

10a. Arran Woodland Herbivore Impacts Map- Whole Island

11. Arran DMG Key Herbivore Impact areas Map

12. Arran DMG Spring 2016 Deer Count Density Map

13. Arran DMG Deer- Vehicle- Collisions Map

14. Arran DMG Deer Fences Map

15. Arran Habitat Monitoring Map

We are looking to extend the DMG to the south of the island. It will take a number of years to effectively acheive this, but it is suggested that information is gathered on the following deer management units from 2016-17 onwards.

16. South Arran Deer Management Units map


Appendix 1 Arran DMG Constitution- DRAFT

Appendix 2  Arran DMG Contacts List

This appendix is confidential to Group Members only. Contact with the Group is encouraged via the Chair or Secretary.

Appendix 3 Arran DMG Designated Sites

Appendix 4 Deer Cull data requirements

Appendix 5  2015-16 Deer Cull Summary by property

This appendix is Confidential to Grouop members only. Group wide data is available in Appendix 7, below.

Appendix 6 Monitoring of Designated Features

Appendix 7 Arran DMG Population Model

Appendix 8 Arran DMG Broad Habitat data.

Arran NWSS Summary data

Arran Woodland Creation & Management data

Arran Larder Sheet- MALES

Arran Larder sheet- FEMALES