Tags - Rural Business

SLE opposes inappropriate regulations on B&Bs, self-caterers and small businesses


25 Jan 2021

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has warned that proposed Scottish Government regulations for short-term let accommodation could have disastrous consequences for the rural economy.

The regulations are...

Perthshire charity is the new maker of what3words signs

Blog Post

14 Jan 2021

The Workshop Aberfeldy In this blog, Rosie Baxendine, who works in Business Development for The Workshop Aberfeldy, gives a brief overview of the Perthshire charity which helps those with additional support needs gain...

Sustainable Agriculture Capital Grant Scheme Claim Period Extension

Blog Post

18 Dec 2020

Many members were disappointed last week to hear that although they had been successful in their application, it appeared impossible for many to buy the kit they needed and have it on farm by the end...

Kames Castle Cottages – Confidence and positivity key to recovery

Blog Post

10 Dec 2020

castleMike and Nicole Nicholson have owned, invested in and operated Kames Castle Cottages on the Isle of Bute as a successful holiday-let business since 2015. As with all hospitality providers, the couple...

A visit to the Tree Top Trials at Craufurdland Castle

Blog Post

6 Oct 2020

CraufurdlandIn this short blog, find out about our Clydeside Regional Support Officer Liza Moran's visit to Craufurdland Castle's Tree Top Trials.

Tree top trialThis weekend past, I took the family out to visit SLE member...

90 year old great gran & 21 year old student among winners of Scottish Helping It Happen Awards


30 Sep 2020

90 year old Margaret Payne who won the nation’s hearts when she scaled the equivalent of Suilven on her stairs, climbing 282 times over 10 weeks and raising £430K for charity, has been named Highland...

Hammer blow to Scottish tourism from new Covid rules


24 Sep 2020

Scottish tourism has been dealt another huge blow after the Scottish Government back tracked this morning and said families and friends from two households CAN’T stay in the same self-catering...

My Drummuir Project

Blog Post

2 Sep 2020

James HuntBothanna Cabins are designers and makers of ethical off grid cabins and urban workspaces, offering both full bespoke design and build service as well as a range of pre designed, modular, mobile and...

Finalists announced for Helping It Happen Awards 2020


31 Aug 2020

Twelve awards recognising rural Scotland including community champion honours


The finalists for the Helping It Happen Awards 2020 have been announced, with nominations for those who have...

SLE welcomes measures that can boost recovery in rural Scotland


8 Jul 2020

A cut in hospitality and tourism VAT are among the measures Scottish Land & Estates welcomes in delivering a recovery boost to rural Scotland.

Mark Tennant, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates...

New Vice-Chairs complete SLE top team


2 Jul 2020

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business membership organisation has appointed two new Vice-Chairs to complete their top team.

Dee Ward, who built up and sold an office water cooler...

SLE responds to Westminster Scottish Affairs Committee on coronavirus impact


24 Jun 2020

In its written response to the UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee on the impact of coronavirus on Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates, the rural business membership organisation, has said that...