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S5W-00703: Claudia Beamish (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 16 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many owners and occupiers of land have been required by Scottish Natural Heritage to make a return of the number of wild deer taken or killed in each of the last three years and how many have made such a return in each local authority area.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 29 June 2016

The number of statutory cull return requests which were issued by Scottish Natural Heritage and the number of cull return received from specific properties are shown below. Additional returns received (*) in some years reflect cull returns from additional properties, provided by individuals who have been in receipt of cull return requests.

Changes in ownership, partial sales of properties mean that there are slight variations between years in the numbers of properties where statutory returns are requested.

 

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

2014 - 2015

 

Issued

Received

Issued

Received

Issued

Received

Aberdeen City

3

3

*3

*4

3

3

Aberdeenshire

*141

*149

159

148

162

149

Angus

*58

*69

*59

*66

60

70

Argyll and Bute

440

376

447

383

471

401

Clackmannanshire

*4

*5

4

4

4

3

Dumfries and Galloway

394

379

417

381

425

385

East Ayrshire

50

45

50

44

54

46

East Dunbartonshire

8

6

8

6

8

7

East Lothian

13

13

13

13

13

13

Edinburgh City

3

3

3

3

3

3

Falkirk

*13

*14

14

12

14

14

Fife

26

26

26

25

26

26

Glasgow City

2

1

2

1

2

2

Highland

826

774

856

745

888

772

Inverclyde

3

3

3

3

3

3

Midlothian

8

6

8

6

8

7

Moray

*63

*64

65

62

68

67

North Ayrshire

22

21

23

19

23

22

North Lanarkshire

*11

*15

16

16

17

16

Perth and Kinross

234

233

240

223

246

242

Renfrewshire

5

4

5

5

5

4

Scottish Borders

201

193

205

186

207

187

South Ayrshire

49

49

*53

*56

55

54

South Lanarkshire

71

70

*73

*75

*73

*79

Stirling

169

120

173

121

178

129

West Dunbartonshire

7

6

10

6

10

6

West Lothian

8

8

9

8

10

9

Western Isles

*19

*23

19

18

19

19

Total

2851

2678

2963

2639

3055

2738