Tags - Moorland

Scottish Land & Estates statement on muirburn

News

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...

Fresh debate on farming and land management support a welcome step forward

News

7 Mar 2019

Designing new support structures to enable a bright future for Scottish farming and land management are an immediate priority, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) said today.
 
The rural business...

Farmland waders - Populations in peril

Blog Post

12 Feb 2019

A once common sight across Scottish farmland, breeding waders have declined in recent decades, not only in Scotland but across the UK and North-West Europe. These declines are primarily due to...

Statement on RSPB call for grouse moor licensing regime

News

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...

Countryside organisations support official review of grouse moor management

News

5 Nov 2018

Countryside and wildlife organisations today appealed for the Scottish Government-led review into grouse moor management to be allowed to take its course in the interests of rural Scotland.

The...

Bird of prey persecution at an all-time low

News

25 Sep 2018

Following publication today of the RSPB ‘Birdcrime’ report, Scottish Land & Estates – whose membership includes sporting estates across Scotland – issued the following statement.

David Johnstone,...

Sporting estates salute work to help Hen Harriers

News

14 Sep 2018

Following publication today (Friday September 14) of updated data on Heads Up For Harriers, a Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime Scotland (PAW) Scotland project, led by Scottish Natural...

Shooting estates at heart of efforts to increase Hen Harrier numbers

News

13 Aug 2018

Shooting estates are at the heart of efforts to improve hen harrier numbers in Scotland.
 
An estimated 330,000 acres of sporting estates – including many driven grouse moors - are now involved in the...

Scottish Moorland Group statement on mountain hares

News

13 Aug 2018

The Scottish Moorland Group has issued the following response to an RSPB Scotland release on mountain hares. 

A spokesman for the Scottish Moorland Group said:  “This research is very much out of...