Land Managers Training Day

Virtual Land Managers Training Day

Time 09:30 15:00
Cost 50.00
Cost (Members) 25.00
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This is a vital event for those actively involved in Scottish land management. This one-day event will give you the opportunity to be informed of the policy and regulatory changes, share ideas, and ask questions of the experts.

09.30-09.40 - Welcome and introduction, Stephen Young, Head of Policy, Scottish Land & Estates

09.40-10.05 – How to monetise natural capital on the rural estate, Jon Dearsley & Alastair Gemmell, Savills

Double act Jon Dearsley and Alastair Gemmell discuss what actually is natural capital, how do you measure it and most importantly, how does natural capital bring income into rural businesses. Real life examples will be showcased from across Scotland and England.

10.05.-10.35 - Land Reform, Gavin Mowat, Policy Adviser Rural Communities

SLE Policy Adviser Gavin Mowat will give an update on the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 and discuss the work of the Scottish Land Commission (SLC). He will focus specifically on the SLCs series of good practice protocols and how they might impact the work of land owners and managers.

10.35-10.50 - Questions & answers

10.50-11.10 - Comfort Break 

11.10-11.35 – Visitor Management, Grant Moir CEO, Cairngorms National Park Authority

Many people want to get out and enjoy the Scottish countryside. This right of responsible access is a great asset to Scotland but there are challenges around how to manage increasing numbers of people visiting popular places. I will look at some of the issues, the solutions that the CNPA and partners have worked on this past summer and where we go next.

11.35-12.05 - Vicarious Liability, Kate Donachie, Managing Associate, Brodies LLP

Kate Donachie will look at the situations in which you might be liable for the actions of someone you don't employ and the practical steps you can take to reduce the risk to your business

12.05-12.25 - Questions & Answers

12.30 – 13.30 - Lunch Break

13.30 -14.00 & 14.00-14.30 - Workshops

Community Right to Buy, Kate McLeish, Partner, Brodies LLP

Brodies' Partner Kate McLeish will cover the legal aspects, process and latest guidance concerning community right to buy.

Epicollect – Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, Ross Macleod

Ross will discuss how GWCT has adapted the Epicollect app to help users collect information on species including mountain hares and birds of prey, and for other initiatives including farmer clusters.

Wildfire Mitigation – Bruce Farquharson, Scottish Fire and Resuce Service

Wildfire what is the risk and how can we prepare for it.

Short and longer term opportunities in the rural tourism, leisure and events sector, Adam Davies, Savills

Tourism is worth £10.5 billion to Scotland annually, with 15.5 million visitors attracted to Scotland each year but how can you capitalise on this growing industry within the rural sector? Adam Davies will provide some inspiration of how you can diversify into these innovative business streams and will discuss the opportunities businesses face in the immediate and long term future.

All four workshops will run twice at 13.30 to 14.00 and then again at 14.00 to 14.30, enabling attendees to attend two workshops each.  Please select which 2 workshops you would like to attend. Each workshop will be in a different breakout room.


14.30-15.00 Expert panel session

Sarah-Jane Laing, Chief Executive, Scottish Land & Estates

Gordon Kerr, Director, Rural Management, Savills

Clive Phillips, Partner and Head of Land & Rural Business, Brodies LLP

15.00 Close


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