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  • 23/06/2017 - Rural Economy Committee hear evidence on Forestry Bill
    On Wednesday of last week the Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee heard thoughts from a range of industry stakeholders, including Scottish Land & Estates’ member Malcolm Nicol of Ballogie Estate, on the new Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill.  The full session can be found here...  Issues which the
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  • 23/06/2017 - Forth Valley Poaching Group
    Earlier this Scottish Land & Estates attended the inaugural meeting for the renewed Forth Valley Poaching Group which was hosted by PC Laura Robertson – Wildlife Crime Liaison Officer in Callandar.  The group comprised of representatives from the National Park Police Division, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Natural
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  • 23/06/2017 - Devolved Taxation
    The Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay said in a Holyrood Statement that £633m had been raised in revenue from devolved taxes in 2016-17 - some £38million less than had previously been estimated. Most of the money (£484million) came from the Land and Buildings Transactions Tax, while the Scottish Landfill Tax raised £149mill
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  • 23/06/2017 - Historic Environment
    Historic Environment Scotland has now published online the latest guidance note in its series on managing change in the historic environment.  This note    Castles and Towerhouses provides guidance for anyone considering a castle consolidation or restoration project.  It will also help guide decision-makers in assessing
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  • 23/06/2017 - Taxation - Grazings
    Tax relief implications for grazings have been clarified by a First-Tier Tribunal case this year, John Carlisle Allen.  The decision helps to differentiate between investment or trading activities by a landowner.  This case, while based on operations in Northern Ireland, has relevance to a range of reliefs applicable to the
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  • 23/06/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates welcomes women in agriculture taskforce
    Scottish Land & Estates has said new research on women’s involvement in agriculture provides a valuable resource to the farming sector. The study, published by the Scottish Government today, looks why women are underrepresented within the agricultural industry and what mechanisms could encourage more women to choose far
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  • 22/06/2017 - Respectful countryside access promoted in new national campaign
    A new awareness campaign designed to encourage respectful access in rural Scotland has been launched by Scottish Land & Estates. Care for the Countryside, an initiative backed by farmers, rural businesses and landowners, was unveiled today at the Royal Highland Show. Three topics are the initial focus for campaig
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  • 19/06/2017 - New President for the ELO
    At their General Assembly in Estonia last week, the European Landowners’ Organisation elected a new president, Pierre-Olivier Drege.  To Read more please click on the PDF below.
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  • 19/06/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 19 June 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 19 June 2017
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  • 19/06/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 12 - 16 June 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 12 - 16 June which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 16/06/2017 - Greycoat Lumleys Scotland
    A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP TO SUPPORT MEMBERS Greycoat Lumleys, the international recruitment agency for private households and estates, is strengthening its long-standing relationship with Scottish Land & Estates by expanding its support for our organisation’s events and  members’ communications. The synergies between
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  • 16/06/2017 - John Muir Trust launch “Keep it Wild” campaign
    This week saw the John Muir Trust launch an attempt to have so called “wild land areas” formally designated and therefore protected from what they call industrial developments.  The campaign coincides with the imminent decision over the Court of Session Creag Riabhach wind farm case.  Despite claims by the Trust tha
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  • 16/06/2017 - Highland Local Housing Strategy Consultation
    Highland Council is looking for views on their draft Local Housing Strategy. The Strategy sets out the council’s housing aims for the next 5 years and covers issues such as provision of new housing, improving housing quality, and tackling homelessness. Read Strategy here...
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  • 15/06/2017 - Unemployment rate matches lowest on record
    Scotland’s unemployment rate has fallen to match the lowest rate in 25 years. It fell by 0.6 percentage points over the last quarter to 4.0%, equalling the figure for March to May 2008, and the lowest rate since the recession. The unemployment level fell by 17,000 over the quarter to 109,000, and decreased by 49,000 ove
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  • 15/06/2017 - Broadband rollout reaches new milestone
    Over 750,000 Scottish homes and businesses can now connect to fibre broadband thanks to the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. It means that more than 90% of Scotland now has access to fibre broadband thanks to the programme and commercial deployment, which is part of the Scottish Government’s com
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  • 15/06/2017 - Growth outlook positive
    The latest assessment of Scotland’s economic performance has been published in Chief Economist Dr Gary Gillespie’s State of the Economy report. The report contains analysis from the Scottish Government, drawing on a range of recently published statistics, to qualify the impact that London has on various UK economic statis
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  • 15/06/2017 - £3.6m boost for Borders economy
    A business incubator centre in Hawick will help Borders businesses establish themselves and grow, thanks to a £3.6 million funding package. The funding will also: Develop four industrial units at the edge of the town Upgrade existing business facilities in Hawick’s Tower Mill Secure commitment by Scot
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  • 15/06/2017 - Private Water Supplies consultation reminder
    Members are reminded that there is a consultation in relation to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017 which seeks responses by 28 July 2017. Scottish Land & Estates has held discussions with Scottish Government officials outlining some of our early concerns to date. If
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  • 15/06/2017 - Outdoor tourism group
    The outdoor tourism group reconvened this week. Group members updated each other on their current work and were briefed by Highlands and Islands Enterprise on plans for taking forward Adventure Tourism into 2020, including the possibility of funding for an ‘Adventure Tourism Accelerator’. Scottish Land & Estates will upda
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  • 15/06/2017 - STA to launch research project
    The Scottish Tourism Alliance has commissioned Assenti Research and EKOS Ltd to undertake research to gain a clearer insight into the impact of the rising costs within Scotland’s tourism sector. This research is being undertaken to enable the industry to demonstrate to all governments and local authorities that despite posi
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