Tags - Land Reform

Land use key to helping achieve Scotland’s climate change targets

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26 Mar 2021

Building the best future for Scotland’s environment and tackling climate change is achieved through ambitious land use - rather than ownership being the deciding factor.

Following publication of a...

Public attitudes to land reform study

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12 Mar 2021

A study of public attitudes towards land reform carried out on behalf of the Scottish Government by Ipsos MORI Scotland has been published. A lack of knowledge of the land reform agenda and even an...

New regional land use partnerships

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5 Feb 2021

The Scottish Government has today announced an extended pilot of Regional Land Use Partnerships (RLUPs) covering Cairngorms National Park, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park, North East and...

Latest land reform discussion paper ‘not reflective’ of modern ownership and land use models

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4 Feb 2021

Following publication by the Scottish Land Commission of a new discussion paper on land reform legislative proposals, Scottish Land & Estates, which represents land businesses across Scotland, has...

Openness and transparency - the new Scottish Land Commission Protocol

Blog Post

6 Apr 2020

Our policy adviser Gavin Mowat takes us through the new Scottish Land Commission Protocol.

At SLE we recognise the benefits openness and transparency, where greater clarity can reduce the potential...

Behind the scenes on BBC's Countryfile at Auchlyne & Suie Estate

Blog Post

3 Mar 2020

Nicola Colquhoun is a Land Management Adviser and Laird-in-waiting at Auchlyne & Suie Estate. In this guest blog, she discusses the experience of filming with BBC’s Countryfile and the importance of...

Next Scottish Land & Estates Chairman announced

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24 Dec 2019

Mark Tennant has been appointed Chairman Designate by the Board of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) the rural business organisation.

Mark’s family business Innes Estate in Elgin has been a member of...

Scottish landowners calling out telecoms giants

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23 Dec 2019

Farmers and other landowners in Scotland have seen the average rent paid by telecoms giants to use their land for mobile phone masts and broadband apparatus slashed since a new Electronic...

Calls for bigger fines and longer sentences for wildlife criminals

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12 Dec 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing, killing badgers or birds of prey should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says...

Chance to input to community engagement survey

Blog Post

21 May 2019

This weeks blog post has been written by Helen Barton & Kirsty Tait, Community Engagement Advisors at the Scottish Land Commission. 

Genuine community engagement is good for land owners because it...

Land reform debate should reflect contribution of land based businesses

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20 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement after a Scottish Land Commission report on landownership was published today.

Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of SLE, said: “There...

SLE stresses importance of openness and transparency in land ownership

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12 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has reiterated its support for openness and transparency in land ownership ahead of a parliamentary debate on the availability of information on land ownership on Tuesday...