Opinion and story pieces

Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill

29 Jun 2022

In his latest blog, our Policy Advisor (Agriculture & Climate Change), Paul Richardson, looks at the Good Food Nation (Scotland) Bill, and what this looks like for Scotland. First introduced to the Scottish Parliament in October last year, the Good Food Nation

‘Be Your Best Self’

30 May 2022

In this blog, Anna Davies of Scene & Herd PR and Marketing looks at the ‘Be Your Best Self’ programme, an initiative designed to support women living or working in agriculture or rural business across Scotland. The Scottish Government-funded ‘Be Your Best Self

Scottish Land & Estates’ parliamentary stall

27 May 2022

Representatives from Scottish Land & Estates were fortunate enough to spend three days visiting Scottish Parliament this week with the aim of speaking to MSPs about the upcoming Helping it Happen Awards. Our National Awards scheme, this year sponsored by

Homes at the heart of rural communities: Our Annual Conference case studies

24 May 2022

Our Flagship Annual Conference 2022 entitled 'Homes at the heart of rural communities' took place on Tuesday 17 May 2022 at The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa in Edinburgh. During the conference, we were able to share four case studies with delegates that

OnFARM Podcast: Helping It Happen from SLE - celebrating rural champions

23 May 2022

Our Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Laing is a guest on the most recent episode of the OnFARM rural podcast. The episode focuses on the Helping it Happen Awards, and also features contributions from Lucy Laidlaw of Lucy Laidlaw Communication, and who also sits on

Flytipping risk for Scotland’s Railway

4 May 2022

In this blog, Keira McLuskey, Head of Sustainability at Network Rail Scotland, discusses the problem of flytipping on and around Scotland's railways, highlighting an example found at Newcraighall Road in Edinburgh to illustrate this. During lockdown flytipping

7 examples of filthy flytipping from across Scotland

4 Apr 2022

In this blog from our Policy Adviser (Access and Visitor Management), Simon Ovenden, we highlight just some of the examples of flytipping found all over the countryside sent into us by our members. Earlier this year, we asked the membership to get in touch

Lone working – the mental burden – managing health and safety

4 Apr 2022

In this blog, Kate Donachie, Managing Associate, Land and Rural Business at Brodies LLP tackles the subject of employees' mental health, and the problems that can be associated with working alone. We know that rural work can be physically risky, and that lone

Lantra Scotland ALBAS Awards 2022

9 Mar 2022

In this blog, our Business Development Manager Hannah Lloyd writes about attending the Lantra Scotland ALBAS Awards, sharing information about the night itself, as well as the deserving finalists and winners. Thursday 3 March 2022 marked the 20th Anniversary

UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

1 Mar 2022

In his latest blog, our Policy Adviser (Agriculture & Climate Change) Paul Richardson summarises the impacts on agriculture from the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement announced on 28 February. On the 28th of February 2022 the Department of International