Tags - Energy

Open Letter to Minister for Housing on impacts of COVID-19 on rural housing


26 Mar 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has written to Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning, to express concerns regarding the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on landlords ability to...

Affordable homes landlords should have access to funds to help with energy efficiency


13 Sep 2019

Private Landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties says Scottish Land...

Promoting sustainable energy and enabling affordable warmth for all

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

ALIenergy is a regional energy agency and interface between communities, national organisations, government and European partners for Argyll and Bute. Working across the whole region, ALIenergy has...

Energy and the BioEconomy Model

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2019

Energy and the BioEconomy (ENBIO) involves the pioneering integration of renewable electricity generation with large scale microalgal bioproduction to create a new bioindustry providing multiple...

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...

Business Rates for small-scale hydro – An update on the legal challenge


4 Mar 2019

For the last five years, Alba Energy has been in a protracted dispute with the Tayside Assessor, in order to challenge the Rateable Values (RVs) ascribed to small hydro sites in Scotland. Alba and the...

Land managers share discussion and expertise on Scottish rural policy issues


26 Oct 2018

Policy issues key to the prosperity and development of business in rural Scotland have been discussed at an event for land managers organised by Scottish Land & Estates.
Jointly sponsored by...

Environment and Renewables at Alvie Estate

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

Alvie Estate have made it their mission to become more self-sufficient in electricity and heat. The cost to heat Alvie House in 2005 was around £20,000 per annum, and on the rise, as well as using a...

Green Energy at Stracathro Estates

HIH Case Study

23 Jul 2018

Stracathro Estates have embraced renewable energy, and income from the various schemes now contributes significantly to the turnover. They are conscious that the carbon footprint of intensive farming...

Helping it Happen on Fair Isle

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The National Trust for Scotland (Trust) have worked in partnership with islanders on Fair Isle since the mid-1950s.

Many of these years saw the Trust working closely with Shetland grant providers and...

Drift Coffeehouse

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

The building of a new coffeehouse right on the cliffs close to North Berwick has captured the imaginations of very many people already, and it only opened in June 2018, and the tables are rarely empty...

Kintyre Botanical Gin

HIH Case Study

4 Jul 2018

Torrisdale Estate

Beinn an Tuirc Distillers Limited was formed in 2016 but only began production in June 2017, with the first bottle being sold on 1st July 2017. The company is based on Torrisdale...