Support for Members

Support for members

Support for Members

*Information on our support pages is correct as of 14:20 on 29 March 2021*

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Support for Scottish Land & Estates members

SupportOur member support pages exist to allow members to find relevant guidance and updates relating to Coronavirus (Covid-19) for our rural businesses and communities in Scotland.

As we progress through the different phases of the Scottish Government's route map for Scotland, we will continue to update these pages as necessary.

As per government recommendations, our colleagues at SLE are working from home. If you need to contact a specific colleague, you can find email addresses for each colleague on the Our Staff page. We are ready to continue offering our services to members. Whether it’s a question for our policy team or a query for our membership or regional teams, we will continue to offer members a great service.

These have been challenging times for our rural communities, businesses and for wider society. The most important thing we can do right now is continue to heed the advice of health officials. Please follow all governmental and official guidelines to help make sure yourself, your staff and your communities remain safe.

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newsCovid news and updates

Recent updates from the Scottish and UK Governments relating to various aspects of funding and restrictions are collated here, including:

26 March 2021 – Self-catering Q&A sheet [Updated 29 March 2021]

24 March 2021 – £25 million for tourism recovery

22 March 2021 – Planning implications of Covid Act

16 March 2021 – First Minister's update on Covid-19 restrictions

12 March 2021 – Guidance for private landlords and letting agents

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Information on Covid-19 in relation to our areas of work

ScotlandAccess
Information on the right of responsible access throughout Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deer Management
Information on current advice on aspects of deer management, including as a purpose of pest control.

Flytipping
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have continued to raise awareness around the issue of flytipping blighting the Scottish countryside.

Forestry
tourismWell managed forestry and woodland deliver multiple objectives for the economy, society and environment. You'll find guidelines for forestry as related to Covid-19 here.

Rural Housing 
Information on current advice for tenants, landlords and property owners.

Rural Business
Our overview of information which we think will be of value to members, as it is released. Additional information for anyone who works for a business or organisation, or who employs staff can also be found here.

red squirrelTourism
Information from the Scottish Government relating to different areas of the tourism sector.

Wildlife Management
Information and contact details for a variety of groups representing different aspects of wildlife management.

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Further information

  • UK Government advice in relation to travel can be found here.
  • Test numbers for Covid-19 can be found here and are updated daily.
  • The latest NHS updates on the Coronavirus can be found here.
  • If you are a key worker and believe you need a COVID-19 test, advice on who classifies as a key worker is available here. Appointments for drive-through testing centres can be booked here
  • Are your friends, neighbours & family ok? Are you ok? Make time to talk. Remember, Royal Scottish Agricultural Benevolent Institution's (RSABI) helpline - 0300 1114166 - is open 365 days a year, 7am to 11pm.
  • Together with the Association of Scotland's Self-Caterers and  Support in Mind Scotland, we have created an information sheet - Looking after our mental health and wellbeing - which will be beneficial to members struggling as we proceed through different regulations related to Covid.
  • Different councils have various definitions of terms such as "key workers". If you have any concerns regarding terminology in your area, contact your Regional Support Officer. If you need help in finding out who your Regional Support Officer is, contact us directly.
  • Advice for those with symptoms or diagnosis of COVID-19 is available here.