Tags - Communities

Planning in the balance?

Blog Post

5 Apr 2019

We’ve all had a couple of weeks to consider the impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill’s Revised Financial Memorandum which the Scottish Government published ahead of Stage 3. It was very much an...

If you go Doune to the woods today...


21 Mar 2019

On Wednesday, 20 March, a group of landowners and guests from Scottish Land & Estates visited Doune Ponds to learn of the excellent work taking place there.

Hosted by Moray Estates and Doune...

Land reform debate should reflect contribution of land based businesses


20 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement after a Scottish Land Commission report on landownership was published today.

Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of SLE, said: “There are...

Developing Rural Skills at the Centre for Stewardship

HIH Case Study

11 Mar 2019

The Centre for Stewardship based on Falkland Estate, Fife are passionate about developing young people’s skills in the rural sector to enable them to develop, care and manage their local landscape and...

Better Broadband around Logie Estate

HIH Case Study

18 Feb 2019

The lack of viable, high speed broadband around the Logie area has encouraged Logie Estate to install their own network. A lack of digital connectivity in rural Scotland can restrict development and...

New protocol underlines good community engagement practice

Blog Post

8 Feb 2019

I’m sure we’d all agree that good relations between land owners, land managers, rural businesses and local communities are in our shared interests. And it’s in this spirit that we welcome the Scottish...

Scottish Land & Estates welcomes new tool for community engagement


31 Jan 2019

A new guide aimed at improving links between land managers and communities has been welcomed by Scottish Land & Estates. 

The community engagement protocol, the first of its kind to be published by...

Scottish Scouts launch new initiative to safeguard the future of Golden Eagles in the UK


18 Jan 2019

Working closely with the groundbreaking South of Scotland Golden Eagle Project, a Scottish Scout group is launching the first ever Golden Eagle Champions initiative to help safeguard the future of...

Putting people at the heart of the countryside

Blog Post

15 Jan 2019

Scottish Land & Estates chairman David Johnstone looks ahead to 2019. 

When you think of rural Scotland, what springs to mind first? Diverse wildlife? Beautiful landscapes? Outdoor pursuits? Whatever...

Scottish Land & Estates' statement on community ownership report


23 Nov 2018

In response to publication today (Friday, November 23) of a report by the Scottish Land Commission on community land ownership, Scottish Land & Estates issued the following statement.

Sarah Jane...

Game for Giving

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Game for Giving is an initiative set up by both the Angus Glens and Grampian Moorland Groups. We work with local butchers and chefs to create oven ready meals using fresh Game and ingredients that we...

Helping it Happen Awards celebrates the best of rural Scotland


4 Oct 2018

Last night saw more than 200 business owners and industry leaders from across the rural sector join together at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for an inspiring evening celebrating rural success at...