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  • 15/06/2017 - Fife Access Forum
    Earlier this week Scottish Land & Estates attended an access meeting held by the Fife Access Forum in Glenrothes. The evening provided the opportunity for all members of the public, community councils and other community groups with an interest in the outdoors to come along and hear from the Forum and to discuss / share any i
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  • 04/02/2016 - Clackmannanshire Area Members Invited to Access Meeting
    The Clackmannanshire Access Forum will be holding its Annual General Meeting from 19:00 to 20:30 on Tuesday, 23rd February 2016 at the Dumyat Centre, Menstrie.  Local landowners, farmers other land managers and members of the public with an interest are invited to attend.   Contact Martin Dean at Clackmannanshire Counci
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  • 20/01/2016 - Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum seeks new chair
    Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit a new chair for its Central Scotland Regional Forestry Forum. The Forum advises on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy, liaising both with the Commission’s Conservancy staff, who oversee the promotion and regulation of forestry in gene
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  • 10/12/2015 - Perth & Argyll Regional Forestry Forum seeks new members
    Perth and Argyll Regional Forestry Forum is looking for six new members to help guide the work of Forestry Commission Scotland’s local Conservancy team. The Conservancy’s work aims to increase the contribution of forestry to rural development, increase the provision of public benefits from forestry and increase publ
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  • 30/09/2015 - Abercairny Doors Open Days 2015
      After the success of its popular Open Afternoon in April, Abercairny Estate near Crieff was delighted to contribute to the Perthshire Doors Open Days activities last Sunday with an historical tour of the magnificent gothic stables, recently converted into an events venue (see www.abercairny.com).   The hi
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  • 11/08/2015 - Fife Sporting Rates
    Members in Fife may have received a Return of Rental Information form regarding sporting rights from the Assessors at Fife Council. We understand this has been sent to all landlords, tenants and occupiers based on historical data. Members are advised that this form should not have been sent and should be ignored. A form s
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  • 29/01/2015 - Fergus Ewing MSP reveals Edwardian Hydro Electric Scheme at Blair Castle
    Minister for Business, Energy & Tourism, Fergus Ewing, today officially revealed a 100-year-old re-commissioned Edwardian hydro-electric scheme at Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire. The hydro scheme, which was originally commissioned in 1908, will generate enough energy to power the castle, offering both financial and
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  • 05/09/2014 - Free flood risk surveys proposed in Perth and Kinross
    Perth and Kinross Council is considering a scheme to help fund protection products for properties at risk of flooding in the area. The Council has worked with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Flood Forum to develop the pilot Property Level Protection Scheme in Aberfeldy, Comrie, Crieff and Pitlochry. These ar
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  • 22/08/2014 - New Woodlot Licence available near Dunblane
    The Scottish Woodlot Association has announced that another Scotish Woodlot Licence is available! This one, which will be SWL no3, is a 23ha Woodlot close to Dunblane in Central Scotland.   This is primarily a hardwood woodland, with an Allowable Annual Cut of 0.2ha with an Allowable thin of 2.14ha.   If you
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  • 23/07/2014 - EarthFire Energy - Straw and Timber Biomass Boilers Beat Emissions Standard
    Angus-based renewable energy company Earthfire Energy has become the first supplier of straw-fuelled biomass burners to attain emissions standards required for RHI compliance. Earthfire Energy Ltd – owned by Robin and Olga Leslie Melville with Campbell Baxter – has had to address increasingly stringent air quality mea
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  • 17/07/2014 - Landowner Backs Community Renewables Project
    Luss Estates, which owns some 45,000 acres to the west of Loch Lomond, is supporting plans by three local development trusts to create renewable energy projects which will generate significant sums for local communities. Last year it was announced that the Estate was working with Helensburgh Renewables, an offshoot of Hel
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  • 24/06/2014 - Cairngorms National Park - Rural Skills Training Opportunities
      The Cairngorms National Park Authority is fully committed to supporting training for land-based businesses in the National Park.  For this year (2014/15) some changes will be made to the support offered through the Land Management Training Project for short courses (under 5 days duration) in key rural skills.  Under
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  • 20/06/2014 - Energy Efficiency of Hard to Heat Houses
      Over 40 members and guests gathered at Cambusmore Estate on 17 June to view first-hand the energy efficiency measures which have been deployed in Cambusmore House and learn of the proposed works to be undertaken in a number of estate properties.    Hosted by Mike and Paula Baillie-Hamilton, attendees wer
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  • 21/05/2014 - Angus Countryside Initiative Estate Days Giving More Local Kids A Taste Of Estate Life!
    The 8th year of Kinnordy Estate Days got underway today (21 May 2014) with 119 children from the Carnoustie cluster schools making their way to Kinnordy Estate near Kirriemuir for a fun but educational day learning all about the work of a Scottish Estate.  The pupils, from Burnside, Monikie, Newbigging and Woodlands Prim
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  • 20/05/2014 - Constituency MSP visits Callendar Estate
    Margaret Mitchell, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Central Scotland, paid a visit to Callendar Estate on Monday, 19 May 2014. Organised by Scottish Land & Estates Regional Manager Scott Petrie, Mrs Mitchell met with Guy Wedderburn, the Estate Manger and learned of the many ways in which the Estate engages with
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  • 14/05/2014 - 'Continuous investment' key for Atholl Estates
    Good piece on Atholl Estates in Courier on Saturday 10 May 2014
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  • 29/04/2014 - Starter farm opportunity planned for Tayside
    Forestry Commission Scotland is to create a new starter farm in Tayside - giving a new entrant a valuable first step into running their own farming business. This new opportunity will be created at Gourdie farm, near Dundee, which the Commission acquired in 2009. The acquisition was part of the Commission's 'repositio
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  • 22/04/2014 - TAYplan Strategic Development Plan, Main Issues Report Consultation 2014
    TAYplan is a statutory planning partnership of Dundee City, Perth & Kinross, Angus and Fife Councils. Its key role is to prepare and maintain an up-to-date Strategic Development Plan for the area. This process involves engagement and consultation with a number of key stakeholder organisations and the wider community. A ne
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  • 31/03/2014 - Tayside Landowners and Farmers Asked for their views on Beavers
    A call has been made for Tayside landowners and farmers who know of beaver activity on their land to contribute their experiences to monitoring work being undertaken by the Tayside Beaver Study Group. An event organised last week by Scottish Land & Estates, attended by representatives from the Scottish Government, Sc
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  • 27/03/2014 - Is Your Property Protected Against Thieves?
    Police in rural Stirlingshire are asking farmers, landowners and other rural property owners to check their security to protect against thefts in Trossachs, Teith, Forth and Endrick areas. Large and small plant, diesel fuel, trailers, quads, and scrap metal are all the type of items that, if not secured can be attractive
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