Tags - Rural crime

New police wildlife crime training welcomed by SLE


20 Jan 2020

New police training to detect and investigate instances of wildlife crime has been welcomed by Scottish Land & Estates.

Announced by Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Police Scotland has...


Blog Post

4 Sep 2019

This week on our blog, the National Wildlife Crime Unit tells us a little more about their social media campaign, Undisturbed. The campaign, which encourages photographers and drone users to minimise...

Calls for bigger fines and longer prison sentences for wildlife criminals


16 Aug 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing and bird of prey persecution should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says Scottish...

SLE responds to NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report


5 Aug 2019

Responding to the recently published NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2019, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director at Scottish Land & Estates, said: “Rural crime continues to have a real impact throughout...

NE Walk & Talk an eye-opener to the extent of rural crime


12 Jul 2019

Grandhome Estate, on the fringes of Aberdeen, was the perfect setting for our NE Rural Security Walk & Talk on 11 July. While the estate has benefitted from the growth of Aberdeen with opportunities...

Estates appeal for information on hen harrier


27 Jun 2019

Scottish Land & Estates today issued an appeal on behalf of two sporting estates for information about the fate of a hen harrier which died after being caught in a trap.

The appeal was issued after...

Rural crime comes to the city as SPARC takes to George Square


4 Jun 2019

Efforts to combat rural crime head for Glasgow

Rural came to the city today (Tuesday 4 June) as the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) took up post on George Square, Glasgow in the...

Livestock Worrying - An Increasing Issue

Blog Post

26 Feb 2019

This week’s blog is by Inspector Alan Dron, National Rural Crime Coordinator with Police Scotland. 

Throughout Scotland, regardless of geographical location there is rarely a that day passes...

Land managers share discussion and expertise on Scottish rural policy issues


26 Oct 2018

Policy issues key to the prosperity and development of business in rural Scotland have been discussed at an event for land managers organised by Scottish Land & Estates.
Jointly sponsored by...

Bird of prey persecution at an all-time low


25 Sep 2018

Following publication today of the RSPB ‘Birdcrime’ report, Scottish Land & Estates – whose membership includes sporting estates across Scotland – issued the following statement.

David Johnstone...

Rural Watch by Renfrewshire Estate

HIH Case Study

23 Nov 2015

Recognising that our countryside has often been seen by criminals as a soft touch, Elderslie Estates has been instrumental in setting up a new safety scheme, the Renfrewshire Rural Watch (RRW).


The Midlothian Estates Group

HIH Case Study

15 Jan 2015

Midlothian Estates Group is a selection of estates and landowners within Midlothian who collectively engage to work towards a more sustainable rural Midlothian. The group have interests in a great...