Tags - Rural Business

Nine in ten rural business owners confident they can reopen safely


20 May 2020

Over 90% of rural business owners in Scotland are confident they can reopen their business while safely adhering to social distancing measures.

A new survey carried out this week by Scottish Land &...

Furlough scheme extended


13 May 2020

The Chancellor has announced that the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October 2020. Furloughed workers across the UK will continue to receive 80% of...

SLE urges the Scottish Parliament for more ambitious farming policy


6 May 2020

Now is the time for bold and ambitious leadership to set out a long-term plan for Scottish agriculture that benefits everyone says Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the organisation which represents...

Country Sports Tourism Businesses now eligible for government help after SLE swoops in


1 May 2020

Scotland’s country sports tourism businesses which have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for grant funding of up to £25,000 after being left out of original Scottish Government...

Open letter to Scottish Government seeking clarification on support for country sports tourism businesses


22 Apr 2020

Scottish Land & Estates has written to Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture, seeking urgent clarification on the eligibility of country sports tourism businesses in...

Information on Sub-meters

Blog Post

22 Apr 2020

Many members will have farms which have been merged leaving some farmyards to be repurposed or will have converted odd buildings into rural workshops and the like.  It may be that such incremental...

Coronavirus: Emergency business loan scheme revamped after criticism


3 Apr 2020

There has been widespread concern, acknowledged by the government, that some of the emergency measures to provide financial assistance to businesses are not working, with fewer that 1,000 loans being...

Flexibility in coronavirus job retention scheme needed for rural Scotland


26 Mar 2020

Limitations in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme are one of the chief concerns of rural companies during the COVID-19 crisis, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business organisation...

SLE welcomes budget measures to support rural economy


12 Mar 2020

Financial support for Scotland’s food and drink industry and funding for gigabit-capable broadband has been welcomed by Scottish Land & Estates.

The rural business organisation also said it was...

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...

Shooting and rural organisations take responsibility of move away from lead ammunition


24 Feb 2020

Leading shooting and rural organisations have today announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years.


And the next chapter on Brexit begins…

Blog Post

30 Jan 2020

More than three and a half years on from the referendum, we now have some degree of certainty on Brexit.

The UK Government’s Brexit Bill has completed its journey through the Houses of Parliament...