Tags - Communities

Protocols for landowning charities and trusts provide opportunity to enhance engagement


25 Jun 2020

New protocols for ownership of land by charities and private trusts can aid effective engagement with communities, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The good practice documents, issued by the...

Imbewu Scotland tackles mental health in young people

Blog Post

18 Jun 2020

Jo Roberts is the CEO of Wilderness Foundation. In this blog, she discusses the aims of the foundation, the Imbewu programme and a brief history of its progress up to the present day.



Community buyout deals reflect ‘real spirit of co-operation’


13 Jun 2020

Following the announcement today by the Scottish Land Fund of funding awards to enable the purchase of land by community groups, Scottish Land & Estates issued the following statement.

Sarah Jane...

Covid-19 community champions urged to enter national awards


8 Jun 2020

People and businesses in rural Scotland who have gone the extra mile to help their community during lockdown or those who have changed their business to deliver a local service are being urged to...

Loch Clunie disturbances prompts appeal for action over anti-social behaviour


4 Jun 2020

A group of Perthshire estates have appealed to politicians for help following serious incidents of anti-social behaviour that has wreaked havoc in rural areas.

As lockdown restrictions began to...

Supporting economic recovery must be the guiding principle for Brexit date


3 Jun 2020

Prioritising a smooth exit from the EU, with the right trade deals and legislation in place, is going to be central to ensuring our rural businesses and communities are in as strong a position as...

Celebrating Scotland’s Gardens Online


28 May 2020

The Scottish Summer Garden Festival is going ahead as a virtual event following a decision by organisers, Discover Scottish Gardens, that restricted travel is no reason for garden lovers to miss out...

National campaign to encourage farmers to #KeepTalking


20 May 2020

A national #KeepTalking campaign, fronted by Perthshire farmer and TV comedian Jim Smith (pictured this week on his farm), is set to be launched this week by RSABI, the charity which supports people...

Councils urged not to charge flytipping victims at the dump


19 May 2020

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are due to be opened by Scottish councils on 1 June 2020 to allow safe and responsible access for locals.

We strongly welcome the move to re-open...

Scottish Government asked to step in as bin bag of human faeces found among illegally dumped rubbish


6 May 2020

Flytipping cases continue to surge, with a bin bag of human excrement found among items illegally dumped in the Scottish countryside during lockdown.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural...

Flexible planning system required to help communities recover from Covid-19 aftermath


1 May 2020

Greater flexibility and a rural focus in the planning system is required if rural communities are to thrive in the future as the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic takes it toll, says Scottish...

Get involved in the #TurdTag campaign

Blog Post

28 Apr 2020

Our Policy Assistant Emma Steel highlights the increased problem of dog owners refusing to clean up after their furry friends and blighting Scottish communities in the process during the Covid-19...