Tags - Farming

Simple steps can free rural Scotland from livestock attacks this Easter


13 Apr 2022

Dog-walkers, land managers and farmers can work together to reduce the risk of attacks on livestock during Easter and beyond.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), which represents rural businesses, said...

‘Green’ investment can deliver economic, social and environmental benefits for all in rural Scotland


16 Mar 2022

Scottish Land & Estates said today that the debate around investment in natural capital should not ignore the urgency of the climate and nature emergencies - and should focus on maximising the...

UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

Blog Post

1 Mar 2022

In his latest blog, our Policy Adviser (Agriculture & Climate Change) Paul Richardson summarises the impacts on agriculture from the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement announced on 28 February.


Scottish Land & Estates Welcomes Announcement of Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board


26 Aug 2021

Following the important work of the Farmer-led Groups, Scottish Land and Estates welcomes Wednesday’s announcement by Scottish Government creating the Agriculture Reform Implementation Oversight Board...

National Food Strategy report summary

Blog Post

15 Jul 2021

the planFollowing the release of the much-anticipated National Food Strategy Plan, our Policy Adviser (Agriculture and Climate Change) Paul Richardson shares the highlights.


Led by businessman Henry...

SLE backs livestock attack Bill


20 Jan 2021

Targeted legislation to deal with dog attacks on livestock is a hugely welcome move for rural Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business organisation has said it supports the...

Practical support needed to help Scottish agriculture meet climate change targets


13 Jan 2021

Scottish farmers and land managers can do more in the fight against climate change but need practical and detailed support in order to do so, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business...

Rent review code will assist tenant farming sector


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


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


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


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 &...