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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-00707: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how Scottish Natural Heritage selects the owners from whom it requests statutory cull returns for the taking or killing of wild deer.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 June 2016

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) selects the owners from whom it requests statutory cull returns using their properties database, which is largely comprised of: properties within upland deer management group areas where collaboration between ownerships is required; properties which apply for out of season or night shooting authorisations; or properties where SNH has identified a need to better understand cull levels in assessing impacts to public interest.