Tags - Moorland

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...

2019 Grouse season defies predictions after late upturn


12 Dec 2019

The grouse season in Scotland is ending today, 10th December, on a high note.

Experts predicted the season would be mixed at best, but as it turned out, some moors in Scotland were able to host...

A morning on the moor

Blog Post

16 Aug 2019

For Emma Dickinson, SLE Digital Communications Officer, the Glorious Twelfth was the first time out on a Scottish moor, experiencing a grouse shoot. She discusses what she learnt and how there is more...

Fake news must not shape future of grouse moors


9 Aug 2019

Following the recent story falsely claiming that shooters were travelling from the UK to hunt puffins in Iceland, Tim Baynes, Director of the Scottish Land and Estates Moorland Group, discusses the...

SLE Statement on Wildlife Crime Case


23 Jul 2019

We have issued the following statement after the conviction of a gamekeeper on wildlife crime offences at Jedburgh Sheriff Court.

David Johnstone, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, said:...