Tags - Conservation

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...

Fresh debate on farming and land management support a welcome step forward

News

7 Mar 2019

Designing new support structures to enable a bright future for Scottish farming and land management are an immediate priority, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) said today.
 
The rural business...

Wildlife Estates Scotland appoints new project officer

News

1 Mar 2019

A new project officer has been appointed by Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) as the land management scheme aims to double its accredited acres. 
 
Caroline Pringle, an experienced environmental...

Farmland waders - Populations in peril

Blog Post

12 Feb 2019

A once common sight across Scottish farmland, breeding waders have declined in recent decades, not only in Scotland but across the UK and North-West Europe. These declines are primarily due to...

SLE provides evidence to Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of Scottish Agriculture

News

29 Jan 2019

Scottish Land & Estates today provided evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of agriculture in Scotland.

The session at SRUC’s Oatridge Campus, attended by academics and...

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

News

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...

Educating the next generation

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Katrina Candy is a leading children’s author, who has successfully published two books that teach conservation and land management issues to a young audience. Her first book ‘Captain Partridge and the...

Drimnin Estate - Conserving the natural beauty

HIH Case Study

15 Nov 2018

The 7000-acre estate on the western tip of the Morvern Peninsula has invested time into conservation schemes to ensure the area remains a rich, wildlife haven. Combining rugged coastline with inlets...

Countryside organisations support official review of grouse moor management

News

5 Nov 2018

Countryside and wildlife organisations today appealed for the Scottish Government-led review into grouse moor management to be allowed to take its course in the interests of rural Scotland.

The...

SLE statement on Hen Harriers

News

5 Nov 2018

A spokesperson for SLE said: “Anyone with information on the location of these hen harriers should contact Police Scotland as soon as possible. 
 
“Neither Scottish Land & Estates, nor its members,...

Bird of prey persecution at an all-time low

News

25 Sep 2018

Following publication today of the RSPB ‘Birdcrime’ report, Scottish Land & Estates – whose membership includes sporting estates across Scotland – issued the following statement.

David Johnstone,...

Sporting estates salute work to help Hen Harriers

News

14 Sep 2018

Following publication today (Friday September 14) of updated data on Heads Up For Harriers, a Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAW) Scotland project, led by Scottish Natural...