Tags - Farming

Rent review code will assist tenant farming sector

News

24 Nov 2020

A new code of practice on conducting rent reviews will encourage productive dialogue between landlords and tenants, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Sarah-Jane Laing, chief executive at Scottish...

Planned cap changes welcomed by SLE

News

5 Nov 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has welcomed planned changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Less Favoured Area Support (Scotland) (LFASS) intimated today.

The amendments, announced by the...

New approach needed to protect farm animals from attacks

News

23 Sep 2020

Dogs (Protection of Livestock)
SLE's Head of Policy Stephen Young giving evidence at the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity Committee, 23 September 2020

A new approach which increases the focus on preventing incidents of livestock worrying rather than simply punishing those responsible is needed to help tackle this ongoing issue in Scotland’s...

SLE supports moves to protect farm animals from dog attacks

News

27 Aug 2020

Scotland needs a clear and consistent approach to tackling livestock worrying, including increased penalties, robust enforcement and more supportive education for dog owners, says Scottish Land &...

Scottish Parliament provides short-term stability for farming

News

27 Aug 2020

New legislation will provide short-term clarity for those working in the rural sector as we approach an uncertain future out of the EU, says Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the organisation which...

Progress made on short-term clarity for Scotland’s farming sector

News

19 Jun 2020

Scotland’s farming sector welcomes the security provided by this short-term Bill but remain keen to advance discussions on a longer-term solution to develop a resilient, efficient and thriving sector...

Have you signed the NFU Food Standards Petition?

Blog Post

11 Jun 2020

Tracey Roan is our Regional Support Officer for Dumfries and Galloway in the South West. In her first blog for us, Tracey discusses NFU's Food Standards petition and why it is important.

Like every...

National campaign to encourage farmers to #KeepTalking

News

20 May 2020

A national #KeepTalking campaign, fronted by Perthshire farmer and TV comedian Jim Smith (pictured this week on his farm), is set to be launched this week by RSABI, the charity which supports people...

Dialogue key to rent review process

News

20 May 2020

Communication between landlords and tenants - especially in relation to the impact of Covid-19 - is vital when conducting rent reviews, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

Responding to a call from...

Second chance to protect UK food standards must not be missed

News

20 May 2020

MPs must not miss this crucial opportunity to prevent substandard imports from undercutting our own domestic food which is already produced to extremely high British farming standards, Scottish Land &...

Agricultural businesses urged to explore all financial options

Blog Post

18 May 2020

Graeme McNaughton, National Director for Barclays Agriculture, writes about the help available for agricultural businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.

These are incredibly uncertain times for...

Substandard food imports remain a concern ahead of trade negotiations

News

14 May 2020

The failure to enshrine a commitment against substandard food imports into the UK is deeply disappointing, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The organisation made the comments following the third...