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Have you been tracked?

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 11:17am

Mountaineering Scotland is asking hill walkers to let us know if they have been asked to carry a GPS tracking device with them while walking on the North Chesthill Estate in Glen Lyon. 

A research project called 'Conflict and Co-existence in the Scottish Uplands' aims to “monitor the spatial pattern of use by people and red deer ... in order to better understand the extent of any displacement of deer by people.” 

According to the leader of the research project: “Based on one month of data we have had great rates of participation from hill-walkers.”

Please let Mountaineering Scotland know by emailing david@mountaineering.scot if you have been made aware of the research on a recent visit to the estate, and whether you agreed to carry the GPS device, as we are keen to learn the level of participation directly from those taking responsible access.

Please feed back your comments to us by the end of November.

Signage at North Chesthill Estte, taken on 15 April 2017