Sheep- Small web

Scale and ownership
The entire area extends to just over 72,000 ha, which includes 13,000 ha of enclosed forestry. There are 32 members of the Group, which is split in to 4 X sub- areas. Broadly speaking, the interior of the group is dominated by hill and upland terrain, grazing both red deer and sheep, with red grouse also being locally important. The balance of these objectives varies between ownerships, ranging from mixed properties supporting all three, to owner occupied sheep farms and a number of properties who have excluded deer completely to concentrate on grouse moor management. Around the periphery of the group and to the east is concentrated a significant area of forestry, both coniferous and native woodland, and fertile farmland lies to the south. There are a significant number of both tenanted and owner occupied farms within the area and in the wider vicinity.

The members of the group are:

North East Sub Group
Griffin Estate, Moness, Kinnaird, SSE Griffin

Contact: Alix Whitaker –

Western Sub Group
Aberuchill, Ardeonaig, Balmuick Farm, Cambusurich, Carroglen, Creag Ghlas & Breaclaich, Dall, Lochearnside, Dunira, Dunira Woodlands, Fordie, Glen Ogle, Invergeldie, Kinnell/Acharn Hill, Glenbeich & Dalchonzie

Contact: Andrew Templeton –

North Central Sub Group
Ardtalnaig, Auchnafree, Bolfracks, Urlar, Garrows, Glenquaich, Kepranich, Lochan, Milton of Ardtalnaig, Remony, Wester Tullich,

Contact: James Duncan Millar –

South East Sub Group
Connachan/ Abercairny, Glenalmond, Glenturrett, North Logiealmond, South Logiealmond, Meikle Findowie, Monzie, Tullybeagles, West Glenalmond

Contact: Daniel Parker –

A number of former SPDMG members towards the eastern boundary of the group have joined the Dunkeld Deer Management Forum, and this makes sense given their particular objectives and the fact that fallow deer are a much more significant management issue there. These properties are Forestry & Land Scotland, Murthly & Strathbraan Estates and Ballinloan farm.