Tags - Conservation

All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

Blog Post

14 May 2019

As it’s national Invasive Species Week (13-17 May) this week’s blog has been written by Vicky Hilton, Volunteer & Communications Officer for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI). 

The SISI...

Unanticipated and delightful

Blog Post

30 Apr 2019

Allargue Estate sits snugly nestled in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park in the lee of the Cairngorms massif. It covers an area of just over 2,300 hectares and comprises a multitude of...

World Curlew Day

Blog Post

16 Apr 2019

I took to myself as pleasure, 
the gannet’s noise and 
the voice of the curlew 
instead of the laughter of men, 
the screaming gull
instead of the drinking of mead.

 

The Seafarer,  Anglo-Saxon...

Celebrating national parks at 70

Blog Post

10 Apr 2019

Saturday 6 April marked the start of #DiscoverNationalParks - a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences to inspire all people of all ages and interests to get outdoors, explore...

2019 Member Surveys

News

13 Mar 2019

A key element of SLEs work on policy development and political representation is the gathering of facts and figures on our members and their businesses. Over the course of 2019 we will be building up...

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...