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Listen to 'ScotLand Matters: The Scottish Land & Estates Podcast'

24 Jun 2021
General News

We are excited to announce the launch of 'ScotLand Matters: The Scottish Land & Estates Podcast', which is now available to listen to for free on major streaming platforms. The podcast is available to listen to on Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts and iTunes, with additional platforms to come in the future. If you don't usually listen to or...

Appeal for information on observatory fire supported by SLE

23 Jun 2021
Press Release

Scottish Land & Estates has echoed the call for information following a fire which has devastated the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in East Ayrshire. The observatory is located on the Craigengillan Estate, an SLE member. Police Scotland has said the fire is being treated as suspicious and appealed for anyone with information to come...

New alliance to protect Scotland's golden eagles

17 Jun 2021
General News

A collection of Perthshire grouse moors and farms has formed an unlikely alliance with a major conservation body to advance eagle conservation in an area of past alleged persecution. The Tayside and Central Scotland Moorland Group (TCSMG) is teaming up with Scottish Land & Estates’ member Wildland, the company established by Dane Anders...

SLE comment on UK-Australia trade deal

15 Jun 2021
Press Release

Scottish Land & Estates, which represents rural businesses across Scotland, has issued its initial reaction to the announcement of a UK-Australia trade deal. Mark Tennant, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “This is the first post-Brexit trade deal which has been drafted from scratch and already the assurances given to UK farming...

Enter the Helping it Happen Awards 2021

10 Jun 2021
General News

Our Scotland-wide Helping It Happen Awards, which are once again sponsored by GLM, recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses who are helping rural Scotland thrive. Whether through providing affordable rural housing, supporting local businesses demonstrating resilience in the face of the challenges from the past year, or...

‘Support moorland life’ urge rural communities

7 Jun 2021
Press Release

Families, businesses and estates in rural Scotland have launched a new initiative urging politicians to recognise the importance of moorland life to the environment, wildlife and communities. Rural communities across Scotland are to write to parliamentarians from all parties and invite them to see first-hand the multiple benefits...

Royal Highland Showcase – our week-long series of events

31 May 2021
General News

While we’re sad to not be at Ingliston to meet with members face to face for the Royal Highland Show this year, we are pleased to share that we have a wide and varied programme of online events planned between 14 – 18 June. As part of our Royal Highland Showcase, our series of virtual conversations will provide you with the opportunity to...

SLE thanks Fergus Ewing and welcome new Ministerial team

20 May 2021
Press Release

Following the Cabinet reshuffle, Scottish Land & Estates paid tribute to the long and dedicated service of Fergus Ewing to rural Scotland. The rural business organisation also expressed their enthusiasm to work with Mairi Gougeon in her role as Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the rest of the First Minister’s team. Sarah-Jane Laing...

UK Farming Roundtable statement on the UK’s free trade agreement negotiations

19 May 2021
Press Release

We are pleased to join with colleagues from across the UK farming sector to call on the UK government to support Scottish agriculture: In light of recent updates from the government with respect to trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand, and given the particular sensitivities relating to agriculture within those negotiations...

Pioneering conservation initiative and SLE member open UK’s first mainland golden eagle information point

14 May 2021
Press Release

A pioneering conservation charity initiative and SLE member have joined forces to open the UK mainland’s first ever golden eagle information point, dedicated to telling the story of one of the country’s most iconic wildlife species in the south of Scotland. Designed by award-winning exhibition designers Studioarc, in partnership with the...