Welcome to our events page.  Whether it’s our national conference, regional seminars, estate visits or social gatherings, get involved through our annual calendar of events. Members are reminded to please log in before making their booking, as this will ensure that you get our members discounts. When booking our events please read our cancellation policy here. SLE is keen to ensure that money through cancellations is kept to an absolute minimum. You can also download our events brochure, which will allow you to view our listings offline.


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Walk & Talk: award-winning Dumfries House

This is your exclusive opportunity for a look behind the scenes and to hear first-hand from the education team at Dumfries House, winner of our Helping it Happen Education Award. Welcoming over 8000 participants from schools across Scotland, Dumfries House in Ayrshire helps youngsters develop their confidence, whilst...

Annual General Meeting

Our AGM offers you the chance to hear about the work we have carried out on your behalf and our successes in 2019 as well as the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. As an SLE member, you can have your say on the work carried out on your behalf. Date: Tuesday 28 April Time: 10:30am - 2:30pm Location: Perth...

Walk & Talk: Habitat restoration in the upper Dee catchment – Invercauld Estate

Native tree planting and the use of large woody structures are just two of the restoration projects underway on the River Gairn. In partnership with the Dee Fishery Board and Invercauld Estate, this event provides an opportunity for landowners and managers to see and discuss the restoration works, their importance to...

Walk & Talk: Diversification into the wedding industry, Rosebery Steading

With over 27,000 marriages in Scotland each year, weddings are big business! Take a look behind the scenes at Rosebery Steading at Rosebery Estates who have said ‘I do’ to diversifying into the wedding industry. Hear about the challenges they overcame, the opportunities and what to consider before you diversify. Our...

Walk & Talk: Award-winning Sweethope Farm

This is your exclusive opportunity for a look behind the scenes and to hear first-hand from Sweethope Farm, winner of our Helping it Happen Farming Award. “Without change, you cannot expect things to get better” is the motto at Sweethope Farm. Being a part of the Yield Enhancement Network, and further industry and farm...

Walk & Talk: award-winning Ayrshire Food Hub

This is your exclusive opportunity for a look behind the scenes and to hear first-hand from Ayrshire Food Hub, winner of our Helping it Happen Working with Communities Award. Ayrshire Food Hub is a community-led group in the agricultural heartland of Ayrshire, making and selling local produce and providing a community...

Annual Conference – gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Gearing up for change in rural Scotland Venue: The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh 20% early bird discount available until 29 February 2020. Cost: Members early bird rate £64+VAT Non-members £144+VAT Members rate £80+VAT & Non Members £180+VAT Our flagship annual conference is a must-attend event for anyone...

Walk & Talk: Award-winning Scourie Hotel

This is your exclusive opportunity for a look behind the scenes and to hear first-hand from the Scourie Hotel, winner of our Helping it Happen Tourism Award. The hotel, restaurant and bars have been transformed. Their own kitchen garden and smokery, as well as serving local fish, meat, beer and other produce, ensure a...

Workshop: Bees! with Buglife & Wildlife Estates Scotland

“If we and the rest of the back-boned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if the invertebrates were to disappear, the world’s ecosystems would collapse,” said Sir David Attenborough. See and hear first-hand how Queensberry Estate is improving biodiversity and hear...

Members’ reception @ Royal Highland Show

Join us at our social event of the summer! Enjoy a drink and some finger food at our spacious stand while catching up with familiar faces and making new contacts. You will hear from our Chairman about the current hot topics and issues for the sector and SLE colleagues will be on hand to answer any of your questions...

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