Tags - Moorland

SLE responds to 'incorrect muirburn comment'


1 Oct 2021

Responding to comments made by RSPB Scotland today (1 October 2021) in The Herald article Climate targets ‘at risk of going up in smoke’ over moor burns, a spokesperson for Scottish Land & Estates...

‘Support moorland life’ urge rural communities


7 Jun 2021

Families, businesses and estates in rural Scotland have launched a new initiative urging politicians to recognise the importance of moorland life to the environment, wildlife and communities.


SLE's Vice-Chair (Policy) writes open letter to Cllr. Bell of Kirriemuir


5 Nov 2020

Dee Ward, Chairman of the Angus Glens Moorland Group and Vice-Chair (Policy) of Scottish Land & Estates, has written an open letter to Cllr. Bell of Kirriemuir, inviting her to visit his estate to see...

Grouse moor report shows unrivalled impact of sector to rural Scotland


4 Nov 2020

infographicNew Scottish Government-led research into the impact of grouse shooting has provided ‘definitive proof’ of its value to rural Scotland.

Scottish Land & Estates welcomed research carried out by...

Grouse season proves a boost for rural businesses


12 Aug 2020

Rural businesses have heralded the start of the grouse season as a ‘lifeline’ in overcoming the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As parties gathered in the Angus Glens for the first day...

Rural communities ready for grouse season with socially distanced shoots


8 Aug 2020

Rural communities and businesses across Scotland are gearing up for the start of the grouse shooting season, adopting extra safety measures to ensure the season can go ahead on 12 August. 


Estates Appeal for Information on Satellite-Tagged Golden Eagle


19 Jul 2020

A group of Perthshire estates have appealed for help in tracing a golden eagle whose satellite tag stopped transmitting.

Farmers, gamekeepers, shepherds and local people have gathered to conduct...

Land managers urged to stop muirburn during Covid-19 pandemic


25 Mar 2020

Moorland managers and others are being urged by Scottish Land & Estates not to undertake muirburn (controlled burning of heather) during the Covid-19 pandemic, to help ensure there is no chance for...

Fact-finding visit for rural minister to Scottish estate


9 Mar 2020

An East Lothian estate holding a prestigious wildlife and conservation accreditation has welcomed Scotland’s Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment to the estate to learn more about...

SLE statement on Werritty Report


19 Dec 2019

Scottish Land & Estates, the rural business organisation, said today the recommendations of a government-led review into grouse moor management will have far-reaching and worrying implications for...

Grouse shooting review will mean 'seismic' change for moors in Scotland


19 Dec 2019

Rural organisations said today that the recommendations of a government-commissioned review of grouse moor management will mean a ‘seismic’ change for grouse moors across Scotland.


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...