Tags - Rural crime

Tough legislation long overdue to tackle flytipping scourge


25 May 2022

Tougher penalties for flytipping offenders and increased protection for victims contained in proposed legislation is welcome and long overdue, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business...

Flytipping risk for Scotland’s Railway

Blog Post

4 May 2022

In this blog, Keira McLuskey, Head of Sustainability at Network Rail Scotland, discusses the problem of flytipping on and around Scotland's railways, highlighting an example found at Newcraighall Road...

Simple steps can free rural Scotland from livestock attacks this Easter


13 Apr 2022

Dog-walkers, land managers and farmers can work together to reduce the risk of attacks on livestock during Easter and beyond.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), which represents rural businesses, said...

Flytipping – last chance to tell government your views


24 Mar 2022

The Scottish Government’s National Litter and Flytipping Strategy consultation closes on Thursday 31 March 2022. We will be submitting a full response to the consultation which is quite detailed and...

Livestock attacks: Police Scotland and rural organisations combine forces


11 Jan 2022

A campaign to protect Scotland’s livestock has been launched following new legislation which protects animals from dog attacks through a range of measures including updating the livestock definition...

Appeal for information on observatory fire supported by SLE


23 Jun 2021

Scottish Land & Estates has echoed the call for information following a fire which has devastated the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in East Ayrshire. 

The observatory is located on the...

Appeal for information on bird of prey


20 Apr 2021

Scottish Land & Estates today appealed for information following the discovery of a dead bird of prey in the North-East of Scotland.

Sarah Jane Laing, chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates...

SLE launches manifesto with a call to tackle fly-tipping in rural Scotland


14 Apr 2021

Fly-tipping is more than an eyesore and protecting our rural communities from it must be a priority for the next Scottish Government, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) said as they launched their...

SLE pleased with Parliamentary progress of Livestock Attack Bill


25 Feb 2021

We welcome the progress of Emma Harper MSP’s Dogs (Protection of Livestock) (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill passed Stage 2 in Parliament with the support of both the Scottish Government and...

SLE backs livestock attack Bill


20 Jan 2021

Targeted legislation to deal with dog attacks on livestock is a hugely welcome move for rural Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business organisation has said it supports the...

SLE supports tough action and penalties on wildlife crime


13 Aug 2020

Estates and land managers share the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling all forms of wildlife crime.

Scottish Land & Estates made the comments following publication of a blog by Cabinet...

‘Missing’ hen harriers raised with police


25 Jun 2020

Scottish Land & Estates said today that it has contacted Police Scotland over allegations that two hen harriers have disappeared in the Cairngorms National Park.

Tim Baynes, Moorland Director...