Tags - Land Reform

Rural land market insights report: Scottish Land & Estates statement


12 Apr 2022

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement in response to the Rural Land Market Insights Report published by the Scottish Land Commission.

Sarah-Jane Laing, chief executive of...

Land for Housing Report published by Scottish Land Commission


18 Aug 2021

The Scottish Land Commission (SLC) has published its Land for Housing Report, which sets out their proposals on how increased affordable housing can be delivered across Scotland.

The report details...

Listen to 'ScotLand Matters: The Scottish Land & Estates Podcast'


24 Jun 2021

We are excited to announce the launch of 'ScotLand Matters: The Scottish Land & Estates Podcast', which is now available to listen to for free on major streaming platforms.

The podcast is available...

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...