Bowhill House

South East Regional Reception – Tuesday 29 October 2019

Time 14:00 - 17:30
Capacity 10 places available
Booking Cut-off Tuesday 22 Oct, 12:00:pm
Contact Clare Sturla
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You are cordially invited to attend this year’s South East regional reception, held at Bowhill House, Selkirk, by kind permission of his Grace, the Duke of Buccleuch at 2pm on Tuesday 29 October 2019.

The theme is Natural Capital and we are delighted to announce we will be joined by Scottish Woodlands, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, the Tweed Forum and SLE’s Eleanor Kay, who will provide insight into how the rural sector can embrace and utilise natural capital.

The regional reception is an opportunity to update you on the extensive work that has been carried out internally and externally within the organisation. This includes our recent publication ‘Route2050 A direction of travel for Scottish land management to 2050’, which explores what the priorities should be for land management in Scotland.

The reception provides an excellent networking opportunity and to meet with SLE staff, your Regional Chairman, Trevor Jackson, South East Regional Support Officer, Clare Sturla, and SLE Board members.

The programme for the afternoon:

14:00 - 14:30    
Registration with teas/coffee on arrival

14:30 - 14:40    
Regional activity and future plans; Trevor Jackson, South East Regional Chairman 

14:40 - 14:55    
‘Natural Capital – The Woodland Creation Contribution’ Ian Robinson, Operational Director at Scottish Woodlands, our event sponsor 

14:55 - 15:40   
Panel discussion: ‘Is there income in Natural Capital?’ 

  • Bruce Wilson, Public Affairs Manager (Scottish Wildlife Trust) 
  • Dr Derek Robeson, Senior Project Officer (Tweed Forum)
  • Ian Robinson, Operational Director (Scottish Woodlands)
  • Adrian Dolby, Head of Agriculture (Buccleuch)  
  • Eleanor Kay, Policy Adviser- Agriculture & Forestry Panel (SLE)- Panel Chair 

15:40 - 15:55    
Comfort break 

15:55 - 16:00  
SLE organisational update; David Johnstone, SLE Chairman

16:00- 16:45  
SLE panel discussion; ‘Risks and Opportunities for our sector’

  • David Johnstone (SLE Chairman) 
  • Sarah-Jane Laing (Executive Director)
  • Mark Tennant (Vice-Chair, Policy) 
  • Stephen Young (SLE Head of Policy) 
  • Trevor Jackson (South East Regional Chairman)- Panel Chair

16:45 - 17:30     
Networking, drinks and canapes 

We are extremely grateful to Scottish Woodlands for their generous sponsorship of our Regional event.

Places are limited so booking is essential.  Please RSVP by Tuesday 22nd October.

We look forward to seeing you on the 29 October at Bowhill House.


Kindly Sponsored by: 

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