Safely restarting the rural economy

We've published the findings our our survey on member's attitudes towards reopening the rural sector and life after lockdown.

Safely restarting the rural economy

Support for members

As news around coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we will endeavor to maintain service as usual for members. Find information and links to government advice here.

Support for members


Our manifesto "Our plan for a Thriving Rural Scotland" focuses on 5 key areas - Climate Change, Agriculture, Trade & Labour, Digital Connectivity and Taxation.



Our paper '#Route2050 - A direction of travel for Scottish land management to 2050' explores what the priorities should be for land management in 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

Supporting economic recovery must be the guiding principle for Brexit date

3 Jun 2020

Prioritising a smooth exit from the EU, with the right trade deals and legislation in...

Threat of wildfires remains very high warn gamekeepers and estates

2 Jun 2020

The risk of wildfires across moorland and grassland in Scotland remains exceptionally high...

Celebrating Scotland’s Gardens Online

28 May 2020

The Scottish Summer Garden Festival is going ahead as a virtual event following a decision...

Upcoming SLE Events

Employment Webinar: Furlough & Beyond

Employment: Furlough & Beyond – 4 June 10.00-11.00am Join our employment webinar on 4 June sponsored by Greenburn HR Consultancy. This webinar is to cover what employers need to know and what to consider to get back to a ‘new normal’. It will cover Furlough – the latest updates plus questions and answers, CovidSafe – what responsibilities do employers have...

Key Work

Landowners' Commitment

Our Landowners' Commitment sets outs the principles and responsibilities of modern land ownership.

Our Staff

Find out more about our team of staff working for Scottish Land & Estates.

From The Blog

A Million Trees To Save the River Dee's Salmon

Dr Lorraine Hawkins is the River Director for the River Dee Trust. Here she discusses the aims of a project designed to tackle a decline in salmon

Behind the scenes on BBC's Countryfile at Auchlyne & Suie Estate

Nicola Colquhoun is a Land Management Adviser and Laird-in-waiting at Auchlyne & Suie Estate. In this guest blog, she discusses the experience of

How Our Members Are Helping It Happen

Bringing rural learning to life with The Princes Foundation at Dumfries House

The Princes Foundation - The Education Team at Dumfries House, Ayrshire. Bringing rural learning to life Dumfries House estate was saved for the nation by The Prince of Wales in 2007 and is now used to help people engage in learning experiences that promote confidence and personal development, as well as offer training in real-life skills to open up future employment opportunities. The Prince’s Foundation, formed last year as a result of the consolidation...