In 2013 the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee’s review of deer management called for increased professionalism in deer management planning across Scotland and challenged all Deer Management Groups (DMGs) to produce forward looking deer management plans by 2016.

In response to this the then East Grampian Sub Group 1, formerly the Glenisla/Glenshee DMG and now South Grampian DMG, has drafted its deer management plan. This plan builds on the previous work of the Group and incorporates new requirements from Government.