The scientific monitoring period of the Scottish Beaver Trial came to an end in May 2014. In June 2015, Scottish Natural Heritage published the Beavers in Scotland Report.

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. For more information, please read the joint press release issued by RZSS and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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Local Stakeholder Forum

The Knapdale Beaver Trial Local Stakeholder Forum was independently chaired by an Argyll & Bute Councillor and ensured views of local stakeholders were fed into the decision-making process for the Scottish Beaver Trial.

Minutes from the Local Stakeholder Forum bi-annual meetings can be found below.

Local Stakeholder Forum minutes March 2012 Meeting minutes - 8 October 2013
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes March 2012 Meeting minutes - 28 March 2013
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes March 2012 Meeting minutes -24 October 2012
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes March 2012 Meeting minutes - 16 March 2012
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes September 2011 Meeting minutes - 21 September 2011
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes April 2011 Meeting minutes - 26 April 2011
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes October 2010 Meeting minutes - 13 October 2010
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes January 2010 Meeting minutes - 15 January 2010
Local Stakeholder Forum minutes August 2009

Meeting minutes - 21 August 2009

Local Stakeholder Forum minutes March 2009 Meeting minutes - 11 March 2009
Local Stakeholder Forum August 2008

Meeting minutes - 29 August 2008

 

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The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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"Welcoming beavers back to Scotland marks a historic day for conservation, and it is particularly apt they are returning in this, the year of Homecoming." - MSP Roseanna Cunningham

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