Helping It Happen Awards 2019

The 2019 Helping It Happen Awards are open for nominations! If you know a farm, estate or rural business helping rural Scotland thrive, then tell us your story!

Helping It Happen Awards 2019


If you own land, run a business in rural Scotland, or supply goods and services to the rural economy, then we have a membership option for you.


Wildlife Estates Scotland

The Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) initiative aims to promote the best game and wildlife management practices and raise standards across the industry

Wildlife Estates Scotland

Helping Rural Scotland Thrive

For over 100 years, Scottish Land & Estates has been the voice of landowners and rural businesses throughout Scotland. Find out more about what we stand for...

Helping Rural Scotland Thrive

Latest SLE News

Latest science key to future of mountain hare management

24 Jun 2019

Evidence rather than ideology should be the basis for future legislation on wildlife...

Scotland’s rural communities risk being hardest hit

17 Jun 2019

Rural communities in Scotland are at risk of being hardest hit in a new Planning Bill,...

Scottish Land & Estates appoints new Head of Communications

10 Jun 2019

A new Head of Communications has been appointed by rural business organisation, Scottish...

Upcoming SLE Events

Whitriggs Farm Walk & Talk

Date: 18 July 2019 Time: 10am - 12.30pm Cost: Free Meeting point: Whitriggs Farm Visit focus: Diversification and farm succession Whitriggs Farm is kindly hosting a Walk and Talk on the 18 July, which will look at farm diversification and succession. Whitriggs Farm, near Denholm in the Scottish Borders, is run by Robert and Lesley Mitchell and their son...

Key Work

Member Survey

We are gathering information about our members to help us inform policy positions, and we need your help…

Meet The Team

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From The Blog

Reflections from our Spring Conference

At a time when little is certain for Scottish land management, it would be understandable if many are looking forward with a sense of trepidation as

Open your gates for Open Farm Sunday

On Sunday 9 June farms across Scotland will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday . In the last five years over 80,000 people have visited open

How Our Members Are Helping It Happen

Nature Tourism at Ardtornish Estate

Located on the Morven peninsula, Ardtornish Estate is strongly focused on its future as a ‘nature tourism’ destination and has put sustainability and conservation at the heart of its operations. The landscape consists of a wide range of habitat types including several Sites of Special Scientific Interest and is home to rare species such as eagles, pine martens, otters and Scottish wildcats. In 2017, a major study was commissioned into ecological...