Logo

Dr John Fletcher
Harthill, Reediehill Farm,
Auchtermuchty, Fife, KY14 7HS

Meet John Fletcher – the first commercial deer farmer in Europe, author of many books about deer, and the first man in Scotland to donate a kidney to a stranger.

John Fletcher is a leading specialist in the management of deer, as well as the diagnosis, treatment and control of deer diseases. He played a crucial role in the development of deer farming in the United Kingdom and Europe, liaising with the British Government.

He has contributed papers to a wide variety of learned and popular journals and is frequently called upon to act as an expert witness in litigation. He has written several highly acclaimed books about his own life and about deer and their role in human history. John has also featured in over one hundred radio and television broadcasts.

Among many private and commercial landowners around the world, clients have included the British Royal Parks and Crown Estates, the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and the President of the United Arab Emirates.

Contact John directly via johnfletcher@deervet.com Or click here.

  

 

HOW I CAN HELP YOU
ADVICE FOR DEER FARMS & PARKS

ADVICE FOR DEER FARMS & PARKS

At Reediehill we have decades of experience to share with you as advice for deer farms and deer parks. And there is a lot of difference between deer parks and deer farms!

Deer Farming

Deer Parks

EXPERT WITNESS

EXPERT WITNESS

Dr Fletcher is frequently asked for his expert advice in court cases concerning the welfare of livestock and household pets as well as cases involving deer.

Animal Welfare Cases

Deer Related Cases

DEER BREEDING STOCK

DEER BREEDING STOCK

Reediehill sells deer breeding stock worldwide: throughout Europe, but also in the Far East, New Zealand, and N. America. Now we specialise in the rare white red deer.

Rare white red deer

Red deer

And How can I entertain you?
Books and articles

Books and articles

I have written four full size books and dozens of articles about the story of my life starting a deer farm, working with deer and all its up and downs, a history of how and why people started to keep deer in parks, and another one all about – you guessed it - deer: their biology and connection with people.

TV, film and Media

TV, film and Media

In the course of my life I reckon I’ve done over a hundred TV broadcasts as well as loads of radio and written media work. I’ve also worked with my deer to produce dozens of television commercials and feature films such as The Queen, Outlander, Highlander and many others.

My Story

My Story

No regrets - and I’m still having a great life, sometimes struggling financially to develop an unsubsidised deer farm when other farms were supported but also setting up other farms all over the world; writing books about it and ten years ago becoming the first man in Scotland to donate a kidney to a stranger! And then escaping to our French holiday tower when it is not occupied by holiday makers: see it on www.frenchholidaytower.com