Welcome to the South West regional page of the Scottish Land & Estates website.
The South West region encompasses the area south of the River Clyde down to Dumfries and Galloway, covering Glasgow, North Ayrshire, East Ayrshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The South West region represents members of various interests and needs, which reflects the diverse range of rural businesses and activities our membership is engaged in. Our members are unique and provide economic, social and environmental benefit to the countryside.
We are pleased to let you know that Clare Sturla and Nadia Flaherty are the new regional support contacts for members in the South West region. They are working on a dedicated South West Regional Workplan that is generating activity and events in the region.
Clare hails from a farm in Devon but has a professional background in politics and event management. Clare has worked in Westminster and Brussels on multiple campaigns, however her interests are firmly rooted in rural matters and ensuring the rural voice is heard.
Nadia grew up just outside of the Angus Glens and has great rural knowledge and love of the Scottish countryside and all it has to offer. Nadia studied Sociology with her dissertation focusing on tensions concerning upper land management and the benefits of traditional sporting in rural Scottish communities.
Simon Craufurd, Chair of the South West Committee runs Craufurdland Castle and Estate, and plays an important role in representing the views and concerns of South West members.