Landholdings

9- Yes

The entire area extends to just under 22,000 ha, which includes a considerable area of enclosed forestry and farmland as well as open hill. Management of deer is a primary objective on the open hill area, although for a number of members, this is mainly a management cull.

Arran DMG is one of the smaller DMG areas in Scotland. There are four main members of the Group, which is operated as a single unit. There are a number of communities around the periphery of the area who can be impacted by deer, and liaison with them is particularly important. Forest Enterprise are a significant landowner within the area, and there are private forests managed by woodland companies as well, with deer management undertaken by the estates who are members of the Group.

The Group area is well used by hillwalkers and for outdoor recreation in general, and mountains such as Goat Fell are well known throughout the country and are a popular attraction.

The members of the group are:

Arran Estate, Dougarie Estate, National Trust for Scotland, Sannox Estate.