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  • 24/07/2017 - Community Board Member
    CalMac is inviting applications from residents of the rural communities covered by the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract to form a Community Board which will have the primary purpose of being a voice of the communities on strategic issues. The Board will comprise 12 members plus an independent, paid, chairpers
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  • 21/07/2017 - New direction for farming support anticipated by Scotland’s rural businesses
    Direct support after Brexit which balances the needs of farming and forestry business with delivering for the environment is to be welcomed, Scottish Land & Estates has said. The organisation, which represents land-based businesses across Scotland, said today’s speech by Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment,
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  • 20/07/2017 - Update on Corran Ferry
      Scottish Land & Estates contacted Highland Council to understand the issues and timeframes involved in resuming the Coran Ferry Service. The service was suspended after a steering fault led to the ferry contacting rock last weekend. We are concerned the absence of this service is damaging for businesses as well as crea
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  • 20/07/2017 - Edinburgh city and region deal
      The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal will deliver inclusive economic growth across the region through housing, innovation, transport, skills and culture. It is expected that the new deal will deliver 21,000 new jobs for the area.   Speaking ahead of the official signing ceremony Economy Secre
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  • 20/07/2017 - Report highlights value of community shops
      The Plunkett Foundation has published a report highlighting the impact of community owned shops in the UK. According to the report there are 338 community owned shops in the UK, with 31 in Scotland. These shops provide vital services to 1,400 remote rural communities and have created 1,114 paid jobs and 9,605 volunteer
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  • 20/07/2017 - Smallholding Scotland
      Inspired by the Scottish Crofting Federation, a group of Scottish smallholders has set up a new organisation to represent and support their community. Smallholding Scotland is a membership organisation promoting the sustainable and purposeful use of small land holdings and has recently achieved the status of Scottish C
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  • 20/07/2017 - Private Water Supply consultation – final reminder
      Members are reminded that the deadline for submitting responses to the consultation in relation to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 is fast approaching. If you have any comments to make on the proposals please contact gavin.mowat@scottishlandandestates.co.uk
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  • 20/07/2017 - Seasonal farm worker survey
      Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake research to improve understanding of the labour market in Scottish agriculture in the summer of 2017. As part of their research SRUC are carrying out two surveys – one aimed at farm businesses and one aimed at labour provi
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  • 19/07/2017 - New research on environmental benefits of beavers - Scottish Land & Estates' response
    Scottish Land & Estates has responded to new research by the University of Stirling looking at the environmenal benefits of beavers. The study, partly-funded by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), found beavers had an exceptional ability to re-create diverse wetland landscapes. However, Scottish Land & Estates said su
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  • 17/07/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 17 July 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 17 July 2017.
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  • 17/07/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 10 - 14 July 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 10 - 14 July which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 14/07/2017 - Trees for Life
      Scottish Land & Estates was at the 10,000 acre Dunreggan Estate to find out more about the work of Trees for Life and their plan to develop traineeships (more to follow). Trees for Life is a charity working to restore Scotland's ancient Caledonian Forest. Their conservation work is carried out by volunteers and funded
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  • 13/07/2017 - Family of beavers discovered in Beauly to be moved
      A family of beavers discovered living on a river in the Beauly area will be captured and moved, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) reported today.   As this group is well away from the two current beaver populations in Scotland, in Tayside and Argyll, it’s clear they haven’t arrived by natural means.  
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  • 13/07/2017 - British Woodlands Survey 2017 – open now!
      Devolution, pests and pathogens, Brexit, emerging markets, climate change and societal attitudes are just some of the momentous factors influencing our trees and woodlands. Have your say about what these and other issues mean to you by taking part in Britain’s only dedicated national survey about woodlands and forest
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  • 13/07/2017 - Housing Survey – Action Needed!
      We are running a piece of research looking at estate based housing in order to inform our lobbying during this period of numerous regulatory changes. If you have not yet completed our survey and have houses on your estate we would be grateful if you could please complete the survey by Friday 28 July 2017.   Th
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  • 12/07/2017 - Private water supply regulations consultation
      Scottish Land & Estates’ members are reminded the deadline for submitting responses to the consultation in relation to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 is fast approaching.   For large Type A supplies the proposals include; a new definition of the
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  • 11/07/2017 - Rural Watch Scotland launched
      Rural Watch Scotland' is an extension of the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland movement and a product of the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) aimed specifically at the rural community of Scotland and aims to bring all the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch to your community irrespective of its location, size or
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  • 11/07/2017 - Tenant Farming Commissioner – Guide to Relinquishment and Assignation
      The Tenant Farming Commissioner has released a guide on the new “relinquishment and assignation” measure introduced by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.  The guide summarises the provisions of the 2016 Act and sets out the relevant process which will apply once the provisions come into force.     The
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  • 11/07/2017 - The Scottish Partnerships (Register of People with Significant Control) Regulations 2017
      Since April 2016, companies and Limited Liability Partnerships have been required to give information about people who have control over them.  Changes introduced on 26 June 2017 mean that requirements have now been placed on Scottish Limited Partnerships and some traditional Scottish partnerships where the members ar
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  • 10/07/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 10 July 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 10 July 2017.
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