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10 February 05
Jamie McGrigor MSP McGrigor hits out at "acts of barbarity"

Highland MSP Jamie McGrigor has hit out at the way the Deer Commission manages deer numbers in Scotland.

Speaking in a debate in Parliament on Deer Management, the Conservative MSP, who is a member of the Inveraray and Tyndrum Deer Management Group, described recent culls on the Cobbler and at Glenfeshie as "acts of barbarity".

Said Mr McGrigor "There is no doubt that the herds of red deer which inhabit Scotland's Highland regions are a very important part of our national heritage. They must be managed in a way makes the most of this valuable asset rather than reducing the monarch of the glen to the status of vermin.

"Management should be controlled by the work force on the ground, advised by the local deer management groups which are already in place. The recent indiscriminate massacres of deer in Glenfeshie, on Ben Lomond, on the Cobbler and at Braemar are not acts of responsible management - they were acts of barbarity.

"Not only were they indiscriminate but the methods used, the evidence of which can be seen on the Scottish Gamekeepers Association videos, are abhorrent to anyone who has the welfare of Scotland's red deer at heart. It is important that the public should be told the true facts about the tragedy which is taking place amidst Scotland's wild and beautiful places".

Mr McGrigor called for more consultation between the Deer Commission and the Scottish Gamekeepers Association, arguing that gamekeepers knew best how to manage Scotland's wild areas.

"I do not understand why the Deer Commission, which is charged with managing the welfare of Scotland's red deer, has not asked the Scottish Gamekeepers Association to nominate one of their professionals as one of the Commissioners.

"The Scottish Gamekeepers Association is the body with by far the most practical knowledge of how to successfully manage wildlife in Scotland and know best how to combine open moorland and woodland areas and get the best from both".