Tags - Rural Business

Better Broadband around Logie Estate

HIH Case Study

18 Feb 2019

The lack of viable, high speed broadband around the Logie area has encouraged Logie Estate to install their own network. A lack of digital connectivity in rural Scotland can restrict development and...

Duke of Buccleuch steps down as Buccleuch chairman as group announces leadership changes


6 Feb 2019

Buccleuch announced today key changes to the group’s leadership and management.

The Duke of Buccleuch has announced he is to step down as chairman of the group at the beginning of March shortly after...

Evidence and emotion: getting the balance right in Scottish land management

Blog Post

30 Jan 2019

I think it would be fair to say that most people love Scotland’s countryside. That’s certainly the case with Scotland’s land owners and managers, who live, work or play in our communities. It’s their...

SLE provides evidence to Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of Scottish Agriculture


29 Jan 2019

Scottish Land & Estates today provided evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee on the future of agriculture in Scotland.

The session at SRUC’s Oatridge Campus, attended by academics and...

SLE supports call to scrap new rates levy on out of town business


30 Nov 2018

We have joined twenty of the country’s leading business organisations in a joint letter to Scottish Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay MSP, urging him to scrap the proposed new business rates levy on out...

Helping it Happen Awards celebrates the best of rural Scotland


4 Oct 2018

Last night saw more than 200 business owners and industry leaders from across the rural sector join together at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for an inspiring evening celebrating rural success at...

Roan's Dairy

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

Situated in the south west of Scotland, in the coastal Dumfires and Galloway, the Roan family have been milking pedigree free range cows since 1898. Brothers Stuart and Steven have taken over the...

Cullisse Scottish Highland Rapeseed Oil

HIH Case Study

24 Jul 2018

The Mackenzie family have been running Cullisse Farms since the 1920s, where they began farming oats, barely and cattle. The farm slowly passed through the generations, until Kenneth and Gregor...

River Bothy Tearoom

HIH Case Study

20 Jul 2018

The River Bothy tearooms was opened in May 2017 after extensive refurbishment of a building which had been unoccupied for forty years.

Subsequently it has been extended (extension opened June 2019) to...

Maintaining a vital rural service

HIH Case Study

19 Jul 2018

Caledonian Marts Ltd operates from the auction mart centre at Millhall, Stirling. The company carries on the long tradition of livestock sales in the area, stretching back to the heyday of the drovers...

St Andrews Country Lodges & Cuplahills Farm

HIH Case Study

19 Jul 2018

In 2012 Stephen & Amanda, the third generation to farm at Cuplahills Farm, embarked on a special journey that began with a hay meadow and was to become the tranquil idyll that is now synonymous with...

Perthshire Oatcakes

HIH Case Study

18 Jul 2018

We have been hand making our delicious oatcakes for 13 years. They started off as one of many products we made for our delicatessen shop in Auchterarder.

The oatcakes sold so fast we couldn't sustain...