29 Oct 2015
BBC Autumnwatch has filmed the rut in the study area again, and this year ``Martin is on a stakeout to unravel the extraordinary night-time shenanigans of red deer ''. It will be broadcasted from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th of November, on BBC Two at...
19 May 2015
A new booklet about deer management messages from our study is launched today.  Written by Josephine Pemberton and Loeske Kruuk, it documents many discoveries from deer research on the Isle of Rum that have implications for deer management, in...
9 Oct 2014
In August, we said farewell to Martyn Baker as the full-time field assistant; many thanks to Martyn for his six years of hard work on the project. We're delighted to welcome back Sean Morris as his replacement, returning to the job after 14 years.
7 May 2014
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has awarded new funding for the project 2015-2018. The focus is of this future grant is the causes of the above-expectation levels of inbreeding in the population. Why do we see so many males that were born...
7 Nov 2013
Lots of pictures from our rutting stags can be found on twitter ! In addition to the daily rut censuses by Martyn Baker, Ali Morrison and Fiona Guinness, this year a trial was run with hourly censuses and detailed recording of female movement between...
7 Nov 2013
The study on the effect of climate change on the timing of calving and rutting received attention by the BBC news. The news article features a short video including interviews with principal investigator Josephine Pemberton and field assistant Ali Morris...
7 Nov 2013
The 2013 calving season was unusually short and early, with half of calves born before June 1st, compared to the long-term average of 26%. Remarkable was also that a calf was born to a 2 year old female, which has happened only a couple of times during...
15 Jul 2013
Katie Stopher and Alyson Pavitt ran a stand at the Midlothian Science Festival last autumn, with plenty of hands on exhibits for both children and adults to discover more about Red deer and our research. As well as discovering our latest research,...
30 Oct 2012
This year the annual red deer rut saw the arrival of the Autumnwatch film crew at Kilmory, ready to embrace the elements and record the highs and lows of this year’s contests. For almost two weeks, the cameramen, assisted by Ali Morris of the...
9 Aug 2012
August traditionally marks the very end of the calving season, and is a great time to give a round up of this year's success. Fecundity was very high this year, with 59% (105 out of 179) of mature females pregnant, compared to 43% in 2011. Of these 105...

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