Tags - Grouse

Scottish Land & Estates statement on muirburn


19 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement regarding muirburn in the Cairngorms.

More information on the science behind muirburn is also available to read here.  

Tim Baynes, from...

Heather burning: A traditional tool backed by the latest science and best practice

Blog Post

18 Mar 2019

Setting the heather alight is an idiom that most are familiar with – even if some might not be sure exactly where the phrase originated from.

The benefits of controlled heather burning on moorland...

Statement on RSPB call for grouse moor licensing regime


14 Dec 2018

In response to publication today (December 14) of a report by RSPB calling for the introduction of licensing of grouse moors, Scottish Land & Estates issued the following statement.

David Johnstone,...

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...

Game for Giving

HIH Case Study

19 Nov 2018

Game for Giving is an initiative set up by both the Angus Glens and Grampian Moorland Groups. We work with local butchers and chefs to create oven ready meals using fresh Game and ingredients that we...

Biodiversity in the Angus Glens

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

Glenogil Estate is situated within the beautiful highlands of Angus, positioned between Glen Clova and Glen Lethnot, and has been visited for the past three years by German scientists examining...

The Angus Glens Moorland Group

HIH Case Study

13 Apr 2017

The Angus Glens Moorland Group has done a lot of work with their rural communities. They have held a number of community events from school barbecues to, most recently, an Easter Funday.

All events...

Protecting the Capercaillie in Glen Tanar

HIH Case Study

12 Mar 2017

Glen Tanar Estate

Glen Tanar estate in Royal Deeside is managed by owners Michael and Claire Bruce, alongside a team of skilled staff, combining modern management techniques with traditional...

Dundreich Plateau Peatland Restoration Project

HIH Case Study

7 Mar 2016

The Moorfoot Hills project demonstrates how peatland restoration efforts can help build greater resilience to climate change impacts through the delivery of multiple ecosystem benefits, including...

The Cairngorms Peatland Restoration Project

HIH Case Study

1 Feb 2016

A scheme that fostered a partnership between a public body and private estates to restore peatland at one of the highest sites in the UK has won an innovation award at the RSPB Scotland Nature of...

Supporting Beekeeping in the Lammermuirs

HIH Case Study

21 Jan 2016

Bees and honey producers are thriving across parts of Scotland thanks to a helping hand from one of the nation’s most iconic birds – the red grouse.

Despite long held concerns over a decline in the...

Game and wildlife management - Finzean

HIH Case Study

27 May 2015

Finzean Estate

Finzean is a 4,000ha mixed estate located in Deeside. It is managed as a family business, with interests in farmland, moorland, forestry, sporting and conservation. It’s role in a...