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  • 14/12/2017 - CNPA Delivery Group Meeting
    Cairngorms National Park Partnership members met with CNPA senior team on Tuesday in Grantown to discuss upcoming developments in the Park.   1. Cairngorms Connect, an exciting 200 year vision aiming at habitat restoration across 600 sqkm of the Park. between the Forestry Commission, SNH, RSPB and Wildland Ltd, owne
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  • 14/12/2017 - Glorious Gardens 2 project - Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage with the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP)
    "Glorious Gardens 2” (GG2) is a project, being run by Scotland's Garden and Landscape Heritage with the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) to develop a conservation strategy and landowner guidance notes for the historic gardens up and down the CAVLP area.  Phase 1 of Glorious Gardens resulted in detailed r
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  • 14/12/2017 - South Lanarkshire Local Access Forum
    South Lanarkshire have released dates for Local Access Forum meetings for 2018. The meetings are normally held at Chatelherault Country Park. Capacity is limited therefore if you are interested in attending please contact Alan Bannister, Access and Development Officer for South Lanarkshire Council at Alan.Bannister@southlanar
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  • 14/12/2017 - South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project – Launched
    The South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project was launched on Tuesday 12th December by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform. The project is a partnership of RSPB Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage and Buccleuch, who h
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  • 14/12/2017 - Launch of Galloway National Park Association Discussions Document
    Galloway National Park Association launched its discussions document and leaflet this week, with a special event at the Galloway Activity Centre in Loch Ken. The launch marks the start of an ambitious community engagement process running through the end of spring 2018. The Association was formed in May 2017 and has been r
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  • 14/12/2017 - A Consultation on the Beavers in Scotland Strategic Environmental Assessment Environmental Report (May 2017)
    Scottish Ministers announced on 24 November 2016 that the beaver populations in Knapdale in Argyll and in the Tay and Earn catchments could remain in Scotland subject to satisfactory completion of a Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA) and a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). These assessments have now been carried ou
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  • 13/12/2017 - Restaurants urged to check Venison Dealers Licences to help curtail deer poaching
    The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime is calling on hotels and restaurants to check where they get their venison, to ensure they’re not breaking the law or endangering their customers’ health. It’s part of the battle against illegal deer poaching in Scotland - a criminal activity which can also cause additio
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  • 13/12/2017 - Galloway glens land lottery jackpot
    A project to care for the landscape of south west Scotland and reconnect people with its "natural beauty" has landed a £2.73m grant. The support comes from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).   The Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership will see villages and communities conserve and restore "the built and natural her
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  • 11/12/2017 - Questionnaire on the contribution of landowners to other people’s enjoyment of the outdoors
    The European Landowners’ Organisation along with other EU level organisations have developed a questionnaire which seeks to gather information on the extent to which land owners and managers contribute to others enjoyment of the outdoors.   The questionnaire calls these benefits to society “cultural ecosystem ser
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  • 11/12/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 11 December 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 11 December 2017.
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  • 11/12/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 04 - 08 December 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 04 - 08 December which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 11/12/2017 - Current consultations - 11 December 2017
    Please click on the PDF below to see a list of consultations which may be of interest to members and how to get involved in responses by Scottish Land & Estates.
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  • 08/12/2017 - Amendments made to Forestry and Land Management Bill
      The Rural Economy Committee this week considered Stage 2 amendments to the Forestry and Land Management Bill.  There are a substantial number of amendments proposed – 136 in total – and as such it was not possible for the Committee to cover them all in one sitting.  A second session will therefore take place on 1
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  • 07/12/2017 - Local Governance Review
    Communities are to have their say on how more decisions can be taken at a local level. The Scottish Government and COSLA have jointly launched a Local Governance Review, which will make sure local communities have more say about how public services in their area are run. The review will involve hearing from communities a
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  • 07/12/2017 - Planning Bill published
    New legislation intended to simplify and improve the planning system has been set out by Local Government Minister Kevin Stewart. The Planning (Scotland) Bill builds on recommendations of an independent review carried out by a panel of experts last year. Although yet to be announced the lead committee for scrutinising the
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  • 07/12/2017 - Planning application decision times published
    Statistics on quarterly planning performance in Scotland have been released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. The overall average decision time for all local applications (8.8 weeks for 6,967 applications) has decreased for the second consecutive quarter and is the quickest average time for any quarter since the start of th
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  • 07/12/2017 - Development Plan Approval
    Registers of Scotland has launched a new free service primarily aimed at residential housing developments.  Further details on Development Plan Approval can be found here...
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  • 07/12/2017 - Land Lines: The housing land market in Scotland
    The Scottish Land Commission has commissioned a series of independent discussion papers on key land reform issues.  The papers are intended to stimulate public debate and to inform the Commission’s longer term research priorities.  The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the
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  • 07/12/2017 - Fees for monitoring surface coal mining sites
    The Scottish Government has introduced a new provision for planning authorities to be paid a fee for monitoring surface coal mining sites. The new Circular states that “Effective monitoring of a site and the conditions that are attached to it is vital, in order to ensure that on-going operations are in line with the plannin
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  • 06/12/2017 - Financial Statements
    The UK Treasury has announced that there will be a Spring statement on 13 March 2018.   The Chancellor will not make significant tax or spending announcements at the Spring Statement, unless the economic circumstances require it.To fit in with an autumn Budget the process for the publication of consultations and draft le
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