Annual red deer culls on Achentoul are informed by habitat Impact assessments and site condition monitoring.
There are two portions of the estate which form a part of two separate SSSIs. Ben Griams SSSI (designated for vascular plant assemblage and sub alpine heath) and Knockfin Heights SSSI (designated for breeding bird assemblage and blanket bog). Past management has seen the condition of these two sites deteriorate but through collaboration with our neighbours and SNH we now have a plan in place to reverse that situation and measurable improvement is already taking place. Deer densities are now appropriate for these habitats and we work hard to ensure that remains the case.