Tags - Rural Business

Five key benefits of a Scottish Land & Estates Landowner or Manager membership

Blog Post

9 Apr 2021

In this blog, our Membership Coordinator Nadia Flaherty highlights five of the advantages and perks available to land managers as part of an SLE membership. Whether you are an existing member or are...

Welcome measures announced in the UK Government Budget


4 Mar 2021

The extension of the Government’s furlough scheme was among the measures in the UK Government budget yesterday welcomed by Scottish Land & Estates. 

In his budget speech, the Chancellor Rishi...

Sustainability in Practical Terms

Blog Post

10 Feb 2021

windIn this introductory blog, Erik Odendaal of AGREN poses questions around rural businesses adapting and keeping pace with a changing global and political climate.

With the concept of ‘green recovery...

SLE Highland Committee welcomes engagement with Cabinet Secretary


4 Feb 2021

Saving jobs and businesses must be our shared priority for the rural Highland economy. This was the message from Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) Highland Committee members as they met with Highland MSP...

Welcome measures announced in the Scottish Government budget


29 Jan 2021

Increased support for peatland restoration and additional funding for tree planting and woodland creation were among the measures announced in the Scottish Government’s budget welcomed by SLE...

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...