Tags - Moorland

Land managers urged to stop muirburn during Covid-19 pandemic

News

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

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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

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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

News

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.

Following...

Calls for bigger fines and longer sentences for wildlife criminals

News

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

News

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

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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

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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:...

Estates appeal for information on hen harrier

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27 Jun 2019

Scottish Land & Estates today issued an appeal on behalf of two sporting estates for information about the fate of a hen harrier which died after being caught in a trap.

The appeal was issued after...

A receding hare line? Not on our moorlands

Blog Post

27 Jun 2019

Managing land in Scotland is a subject that often triggers passionate debate, none more so when it comes to the care of our native mountain hare.

Green Party MSP Alison Johnstone this week launched...

Unanticipated and delightful

Blog Post

30 Apr 2019

Allargue Estate sits snugly nestled in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park in the lee of the Cairngorms massif. It covers an area of just over 2,300 hectares and comprises a multitude of...