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  • 14/08/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 14 August 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 14 August 2017.
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  • 14/08/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 07 - 11 August 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 07 - 11 August which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 11/08/2017 - Agricultural expert warns Scotland's waterways could become polluted if farmers let silage storage standards slip
    An agricultural expert is warning that highly-toxic run-off from farms could leak into and pollute Scotland’s waterways this summer if farmers aren’t vigilant.  With first cut silage hopefully already in the clamp, farmers are being urged by William Barne, of leading farm insurance broker Lycetts, to check their clam
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  • 10/08/2017 - Funding for SEEP phase 2 pilots
    Councils are to share £4.4 million to improve energy efficiency in homes, businesses, public buildings and community projects. 15 local authorities will use the funding to deliver innovative ways to reduce emissions and tackle fuel poverty. Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy Paul Wheelhouse was at Saughton Park
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  • 10/08/2017 - BT broadband offer ‘risks extending rural monopoly’
    The Scottish Government has raised concerns over BT’s offer to deliver universal high-speed broadband to all areas of the UK, as an alternative to regulation. Ministers have promised to implement a new broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO) that ensures everyone in Britain has a legal right to request minimum speeds o
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  • 10/08/2017 - MSP Visits Dormont
    The Conservative spokesperson for housing visited Dormont Estate in Dumfriesshire this week to discuss energy efficiency in privately rented housing. Graham Simpson MSP was shown three houses on the estate. The first was a traditional farmhouse which the estate has decided to sell due to the cost and difficulty in bringing it
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  • 10/08/2017 - Zero Waste Scotland – Litter Prevention Action Plans
    Earlier this week we met with Project Manager Jamie Fry of Zero Waste Scotland to discuss next steps in promoting the Care for the Countryside campaign and to discuss a new piece of work Zero Waste Scotland is currently undertaking on the development of Litter Prevention Action Plans. Zero Waste Scotland is currently work
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  • 10/08/2017 - 4G Infill Consultation
    The Scottish Government, in collaboration with Scottish Futures Trust, is examining where 4G is planned to be rolled out commercially and where the gaps will be. A consultation has been published which identifies potential target areas which lack 4G coverage and asks mobile infrastructure providers if they are planning invest
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  • 10/08/2017 - National Access Forum – Mountain Biking Sub Group
    Following the joint presentation by Scottish Land & Estates and Forestry Commission Scotland on a paper looking at the construction of wild mountain bike trails, built without landowner permission or consent the National Access Forum agreed to establish a sub-group. The group which consists of representatives from Scottis
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  • 07/08/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 07 August 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 07 August 2017.
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  • 07/08/2017 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 31 July - 04 August 2017
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 31 July - 04 August which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 04/08/2017 - Community contribution of rural businesses recognised in new awards
    Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing today paid tribute to work of land-based businesses by presenting awards recognising their contribution to the community. Lyn and Donald Forbes, proprietors of Loch Ness Shores, were presented with Scottish Land & Estates’ Highland region Helping it Happen award by
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  • 04/08/2017 - Shooting estates step up to help Hen Harriers
    The number of shooting estates taking part in a ground-breaking project to raise efforts in protecting hen harriers in Scotland has reached its highest level. Sixteen estates covering 325,000 acres volunteered this year to place monitoring cameras on their land in order to protect hen harrier nests as part of the ‘Heads
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  • 04/08/2017 - Farming industry calls for commitments on post-Brexit transition
    Fourteen farming organisations have come together to issue a joint statement on UK Government to provide short-term certainty for the industry as exiting the European and the Common Agricultural Policy draws closer.  The 14 organisations say Governments across the UK need to work together with the farmers and land manage
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  • 03/08/2017 - GWCT Completing the picture on grouse moor management
    Last year, six RSPB authors published a “viewpoint” paper on the environmental impacts of grouse moor management. Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust scientists believed that RSPB had painted an incomplete picture and their response has now been published, with relevance to the forthcoming Government review of grouse moo
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  • 03/08/2017 - £1.5m for offshore wind
    Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy was at the Bruntisland Fabrication’s (BiFab) yard in Methil, Fife to announce a further investment of £1.5 million into the Carbon Trust’s world leading research, development, and demonstration programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator. Read more…
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  • 03/08/2017 - Private Water supply consultation
    Scottish Land & Estates has submitted a response to the draft Water Intended for Human Consumption (Private Supplies) (Scotland) Regulations 2017. The Scottish Government is proposing changes in order to transpose EU Directive 2015/1787 and to amend the regulations. In our response, we have urged the government to properly re
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  • 03/08/2017 - Walking and cycling route opens in Tyndrum
    A new walking and cycling rout in Tyndrum which allows cyclists to bypass the A82 trunk road has officially opened. The new path has been created by the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs Countryside Trust and is suitable for cyclists, horses, buggies and walkers and includes a brand new bridge connecting the communities and busines
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  • 03/08/2017 - Lanarkshire LEADER programme
    The Lanarkshire LEADER programme has awarded a grant of £69,720 to the WAT IF? community development trust to support the employment of a Development Manager for three years. Woolfords, Auchengray, Tarbrax Improvement Foundation (WAT IF?) was established in 2012 and aims to support rural regeneration and community develo
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  • 03/08/2017 - Producers benefit from FPMC funding
    Food and drink producers have been awarded a share of almost £3.5 million from the Food Processing, Marketing and Cooperation (FPMC) scheme. Thirteen businesses are the latest to be awarded grants from the scheme to diversify and expand their operations, including an artisan dairy and brewing company. The FPMC scheme is
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