Tags - Climate change

SLE statement on Programme for Government


4 Sep 2019

Commenting on today’s Programme for Government, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of Scottish Land & Estates said:

“Today’s commitment from the Scottish Government to renew their focus on land use...

Lessons from the policy tour so far

Blog Post

2 Aug 2019

This week, three of our policy team, Eleanor Kay, Marcelina Hamilton and Emma Steel, began their tour of the North East and Highland Regions. They talk us through what they have learnt about the...

Bog Day Blog

Blog Post

23 Jul 2019

As it’s International Bog Day on Sunday 28 July this week’s blog showcases the work Peatland ACTION have been undertaking to restore the peatlands within Scotland’s oldest National Park.

Loch Lomond ...

Glen Clova Contour Tree Planting Initiative

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2019

Rottal Estate is located in Glen Clova, the largest of the Angus Glens. The estate is approximately 8,000 acres and ranges from 800 to nearly 3,000 ft above sea level.

Rottal is privately owned and...

Regenerative Agriculture at Durie Farms

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

It's not been easy, but Douglas Christie's commitment to a 'soil-centric' approach to sustainable farming is paying off in a profitable business, with wider environmental benefits. 

Durie Farms...

Environmental Education at St Mary's

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

The St. Mary’s School, Melrose motto “behalde to ye hende” means “look to your future” in old Scots.

In the school’s entire 125 year history, this motto has never been more appropriate. The natural...

Upper Dee Riparian Woodland Project

HIH Case Study

4 Jul 2019

Since 2013 The Dee District Salmon Fishery Board (DDSFB) and River Dee Trust (RDT) have planted over 140,000 native trees along the river banks of the upper Dee and its tributaries, including the...

Big or small, let's celebrate rural Scotland

Blog Post

11 Jun 2019

Do you know a farm, rural business or estate who are doing things a little different, taking a new approach and helping their local community thrive? 

Has a local estate, farm or rural business near...

Huge opportunity to enhance Scottish farming following CAP departure


23 Jan 2019

Leaving the Common Agricultural Policy presents a positive opportunity to revitalise Scottish farming, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business organisation made the comments within its...

New agriculture adviser appointed by Scottish Land & Estates


7 Sep 2018

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has enhanced its policy team with the appointment of a new adviser on agriculture.

Eleanor Kay joins the organisation from Rothamsted Research, the world leading...

Peatland Restoration at Farr Estate

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

Many Scottish Estates are at the forefront of major Peatland restoration projects up in the Scottish Highlands. The aim of peatland restoration is to enable carbon sequestration, habitat improvement...

Environment and Renewables at Alvie Estate

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

Alvie Estate have made it their mission to become more self-sufficient in electricity and heat. The cost to heat Alvie House in 2005 was around £20,000 per annum, and on the rise, as well as using a...