Deer management in Scotland is overseen by SNH, with decisions and actions at a local level undertaken by Deer Management Groups (DMGs) who co-ordinate activity between the land-owners and managers within each area. The CALL area falls with the West Sutherland Deer Management Group (WSDMG) which itself is split into four sub-groups, two of which fall within the CALLP Scheme area.

Deer range is one of the primary land uses in Coigach and Assynt and deer management impacts on the local economy (by generating income), the community (by employing stalkers and support workers) and the environment (by the impact of deer on habitats).

The aims of the project are to:

  • Support deer managers in the area to implement and deliver on the actions identified within the deer management plans currently under production, thereby delivering benefits for the common wild deer herd, contributing to the socio-economic wellbeing of people working in the local deer sector and improving open and woodland habitats.
  • Gather data to inform deer management plans, training for land managers and investigating opportunities for deer product businesses.
  • Carry out a feasibility study which explores the potential for more local collaboration around venison processing and marketing, and retaining more of the value of this important resource within the local area.

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Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeTuesday, October 16th, 2018 at 5:06pm

Thanks Hamlet Mountaineering, always great to hear of people enjoying the repaired path up Suilven. Gorgeous sunset pic too!

Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeMonday, October 15th, 2018 at 12:42pm
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Another one from this morning https://t.co/pvomggLNgl

Coigach & Assynt Living Landscape
Coigach & Assynt Living LandscapeFriday, October 12th, 2018 at 4:52pm

Half term is here! If you are looking for a family activity why not join us on the 24th October at Clachtoll for a family survey day. Help will be provided on the day for the ID of species by Assynt Field Club