Tags - Conservation

Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

Blog Post

17 Jan 2020

Red squirrels are an iconic, much loved part of Scotland’s wildlife and to celebrate and promote their conservation the 21st January has been declared Red Squirrel Appreciation Day! There have been...

Attending the Oxford Farming Conference 2020

Blog Post

10 Jan 2020

This week Eleanor and myself were fortunate enough to attend the Oxford Farming Conference. This was a really useful opportunity to meet industry influencers, represent the interests of Scottish Land...

Saving our wild salmon: Making salmon conservation a national priority

News

7 Jan 2020

Scottish Land & Estates, Fisheries Management Scotland logos

Leading figures in salmon conservation will meet key politicians at the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday, January 7) to address a looming crisis in wild stocks.

Environmental change, and a range...

Next Scottish Land & Estates Chairman announced

News

24 Dec 2019

Mark Tennant has been appointed Chairman Designate by the Board of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) the rural business organisation.

Mark’s family business Innes Estate in Elgin has been a member of...

Calls for bigger fines and longer sentences for wildlife criminals

News

12 Dec 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing, killing badgers or birds of prey should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says...

Glacial features to boggy land – Scotland’s hero habitats

Blog Post

10 Oct 2019

Andy Dorin is Scottish Natural Heritage’s Head of Protected Areas and Surveillance. Here he discusses how Scotland’s world-class habitats and more mundane ones are doing good things for people and...

Red Squirrel Week: celebrate and get involved

Blog Post

24 Sep 2019

This week on our blog, Gill Hatcher from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels tell us a little more about their achievements over the past year and the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey campaign for this...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Conservation Award

Blog Post

20 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards highlight how landowners and rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas. We tell the story of exactly how estates...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Enhancing our Environment Award

Blog Post

5 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony & Dinner takes place in just four weeks’ time, so we are taking a closer look at each of the finalists in our nine diverse categories here on our blog. The...

Calls for bigger fines and longer prison sentences for wildlife criminals

News

16 Aug 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing and bird of prey persecution should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says Scottish...

Estates support police appeal over golden eagle

News

13 Aug 2019

Sporting estates today backed a police appeal for information over a golden eagle which was seen flying in the North-east of Scotland with what appeared to be a trap attached to its leg.
 
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SLE Statement on Wildlife Crime Case

News

23 Jul 2019

We have issued the following statement after the conviction of a gamekeeper on wildlife crime offences at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

David Johnstone, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, said:...