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  • 28/03/2017 - Housing Minister visits pioneering Lockerbie housing development
    A Lockerbie estate that has pioneered affordable, energy efficient housing has been visited by Scotland’s housing minister. Kevin Stewart MSP, Scottish Government Minister for Local Government and Housing, joined South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine to visit Dormont Estate on Friday. Mr Stewart and Ms McAlpine w
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  • 27/03/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 27 March 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 27 March 2017.
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  • 27/03/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 20 - 24 March 2016
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 20 - 24 March which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 27/03/2017 - Wildlife crime map shows encouraging results
    Scottish Land & Estates, which is a partner in the Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAWS), today welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s annual bird of prey crime map which has identified a significant reduction on all types of bird of prey crime during 2016.  Douglas McAdam, chief
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  • 24/03/2017 - Peatland Restoration event at Edinglassie a great success
    The first in a series of peatland restoration events was held at Edinglassie, by Huntly earlier this week. Arranged in conjunction with IUCN UK Peatland Programme, the event was aimed at those who may soon commence their own restoration project as well as those looking to gather more information on how a project can be made t
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  • 24/03/2017 - Rural Economy & Connectivity Committee - Brexit
    This week the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee held a roundtable session on the implications of the outcome of the EU Referendum for Scotland in relation to agriculture and forestry. Scottish Land & Estates was represented by Andrew Midgley. The papers for the meeting can be found here... The Official Report w
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  • 24/03/2017 - Woodland Expansion discussions
    On Wednesday, Senior Policy Officer (Land Use & Environment), Anne Gray joined other organisations at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, to consider various scenarios for how woodland expansion in Scotland might be achieved.  The various different interests in woodland expansion were considered, from those with
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  • 23/03/2017 - Community Engagement Guidance Consultation
    The Scottish Government has today published for consultation its draft Guidance on Engaging Communities in Decisions Relating to Land.  The consultation, to which Scottish Land & Estates will be responding, runs until 16 June 2017. The document can be found here... 
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  • 23/03/2017 - Current consultations - 23 March 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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  • 23/03/2017 - Wages
    The National Minimum Wage (NMW) and National Living Wage (NLW) will increase on 1 April 2017.  View NMW and NLW changes
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  • 23/03/2017 - Scottish Tourism Week finale
    The end of Scottish Tourism Week was marked with a parliamentary reception on Wednesday evening. The successful growth, diversity and achievements of the industry were celebrated but speakers encouraged people to optimise opportunity and not become complacent. Challenges to the industry were also noted including the business
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  • 23/03/2017 - Savills and Scottish Woodlands say Forestry “Primed for Growth”
    Highighting the vital importance of Scotland to UK Forestry, Savills and Scottish Woodlands held a well attended launch event in Edinburgh this week for their UK Forestry Market Spotlight document. The launched included four very informative presentations from Savills and Scottish Woodlands experts, including one covering
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  • 23/03/2017 - Rural services and infrastructure – call for views
    Scottish Rural Action represents the views of rural Scotland at a European level through the European Rural Parliament (ERP) and is calling for evidence on rural services and infrastructure to feed into the European-wide view. Members can take a few minutes to complete the survey which can be accessed here and choose ‘S
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  • 23/03/2017 - Record year for food and drink exports
    Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421 million in 2016, to a record £5.5 billion. The latest figures show an 8% increase in the value of exports to Scotland’s successful food and drink sector over the past year. The figures show that: Food exports alone grew by 22% to £1.5 billion. The fish a
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  • 23/03/2017 - Digital strategy launched
    Plans to boost the number of digital jobs to 150,000 by 2021 have been outlined in the Scottish Government’s new digital strategy. Realising Scotland’s full potential in a Digital World sets out how the Scottish Government intends to place digital at the heart of everything it does from reforming public services to delive
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  • 23/03/2017 - Support for low carbon rural energy innovations
    A multi-million pound fund is being made available to assist innovative local energy projects in rural parts of Scotland. Projects that have the potential to increase energy efficiency, reduce carbon emissions and boost local economies will be able to apply for up to £100,000 from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Pro
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  • 23/03/2017 - Cairngorms Community Development Network
    Scottish Land & Estates attended this event aimed at giving community development practitioners an opportunity to meet and discuss areas of common interest. The key focus of the meeting was on the empowerment agenda and specifically the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, including Community Asset Tra
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  • 23/03/2017 - Association of Cairngorms Communities (AoCC)
    A meeting of the AoCC was held at the Lecht Ski Centre this week, at which Scottish Water were there to answer queries regarding recent taste and smell issues with the water supply. Scottish Water detailed the measures that have been taken to rectify the issue, including, cleaning tanks and pipes and more regular testing of t
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  • 22/03/2017 - Annual Joint Meeting NAF-LAF
    On Friday 17th March the National Access Forum and Local Access Forum held a joint annual meeting at the SNH offices in Battleby. The event focused on various aspects of promoting the benefits of access and making responsible access happen. A series of presentations looking at various initiatives around exercising dogs as par
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  • 22/03/2017 - Tay Catchment - Beaver Survey 2017
    At the request of Scottish Government to establish up to date beaver numbers, and to support forthcoming work on beavers, SNH is to carry out a survey of beavers across their range in east-central Scotland and Knapdale in the spring of 2017.  The survey will be founded on a repeat of the 2012 Tayside Beaver Study Group s
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