Scottish Land & Estates, which represents 2,500 landowners across Scotland, said today that sporting, farming and all other business interests are considered by its members in rural areas, to ensure harmonious relations and successful businesses.
A spokesman for Scottish Land & Estates said: “The vast majority of our members have farming at the core of the business and are therefore well used to balancing the demands of an integrated business with numerous and often conflicting requirements. As with any business it is about good communications and working effectively together.
“Our evidence suggests that in the overwhelming majority of cases these relations are very good. Country sports are worth over £350M annually to Scotland’s economy and it is therefore correct that it should be given due consideration along with other rural business interests. We will continue to encourage our members to work in partnership with their neighbours and the communities within which they operate.”