Tags - Communities

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...

Rural crime comes to the city as SPARC takes to George Square


4 Jun 2019

Efforts to combat rural crime head for Glasgow

Rural came to the city today (Tuesday 4 June) as the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) took up post on George Square, Glasgow in the...

Karele Equine

HIH Case Study

23 May 2019

With a background in social work management and education, Jeff and Cath Ferguson have a wealth of knowledge and experience spanning 30 years. Their main focus was working with children and young...

Chance to input to community engagement survey

Blog Post

21 May 2019

This weeks blog post has been written by Helen Barton & Kirsty Tait, Community Engagement Advisors at the Scottish Land Commission. 

Genuine community engagement is good for land owners because it...

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...