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Scottish Land & Estates made part of The Queen’s Green Canopy Friends Network

15 Sep 2021
General News

Scottish Land & Estates is part of The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) Friend's Network. The network comprises of a number of organisations based all over the UK who are supporting the QGC in a variety of ways, from participating in the planting of trees to encouraging others to get involved and raising awareness about the project. The Queen’s...

Finalists announced for national Helping it Happen Awards 2021

9 Sep 2021
Press Release

The finalists for the Helping it Happen Awards 2021 have been announced, with nominations for those who have contributed to Scotland’s rural economy, enhanced the environment or made a success of their business despite the pandemic. Now in its fifth year, the Helping it Happen Awards, sponsored by GLM, have become firmly established in...

Scottish landholdings determined to lead in European Wildlife Accreditation scheme

9 Sep 2021
Press Release

Scotland’s farms and estates are intent on tackling the twin threats of climate change and biodiversity loss, a European-wide congress is to be told today (Thursday). Wildlife Estates, a best practice land management accreditation scheme across 19 European countries, today (Thursday 9 September) held its virtual annual gathering across...

SLE's comment on Programme for Government announcement

7 Sep 2021
Press Release

Commenting on today’s Programme for Government, Sarah-Jane Laing, Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates said: “Scotland’s land-based businesses already play a vital role in combating climate change, so we fully support the Scottish Government’s focus on tackling the twin emergencies of climate change and biodiversity. We welcome much...

Scottish Land & Estates Welcomes Announcement of Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board

26 Aug 2021
General News

Following the important work of the Farmer-led Groups, Scottish Land and Estates welcomes Wednesday’s announcement by Scottish Government creating the Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board (ARIOB). The ARIOB will be co-chaired by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon, and Martin Kennedy, NFU Scotland...

Short-term lets licensing scheme temporarily delayed due to over 1000 consultation responses

26 Aug 2021
General News

SLE has recently received a letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Housing and Local Government, Shona Robison, setting out the Scottish Government’s next steps for its short-term licensing scheme proposals. We have included a copy of the letter here. The Cabinet Secretary advised that the Scottish Government plans to delay...

Pioneering conservation charity releases record number of golden eagles in the south of Scotland

26 Aug 2021
Press Release

As part of a series of groundbreaking translocations addressing low numbers of golden eagles in the south of Scotland, the South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, which Scottish Land & Estates is a partner of, has recently successfully transported eight golden eagle chicks from the Scottish Highlands to a secret location in the southern...

PLMA to become voting member of Pentland Hills Regional Park Joint Committee

26 Aug 2021
General News

We are delighted to hear that Pentlands Land Managers Association (PLMA), an SLE member, is to become a voting member of Pentland Hills Regional Park Joint Committee. PLMA was officially formed in November 2020 and its founding members represent over 75% of the Regional Park land area. Having a seat at the table will now enable PLMA to...

Dumfries & Galloway businesses come together to learn more on Business innovation and Climate Change

25 Aug 2021
Press Release

Over 30 farmers, land managers and business owners from across Dumfries & Galloway came together on 19 August to hear more on sustainable eco innovation. Organised by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business membership organisation, the group met in person for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Anaerobic Digestion plant at...

Could you be our new Highland Regional Chair?

25 Aug 2021
General News

We are recruiting for a Chair for the Highland Region. Being a Regional Chair offers you a fantastic opportunity to help shape the Regional Work Plan, broaden your skills and widen your professional network. The role is open to Scottish Land & Estates members based in the Highland Region who are a landowner, a land manager, or a...