Tags - Rural crime

SLE supports tough action and penalties on wildlife crime

News

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

News

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...

Loch Clunie disturbances prompts appeal for action over anti-social behaviour

News

4 Jun 2020

A group of Perthshire estates have appealed to politicians for help following serious incidents of anti-social behaviour that has wreaked havoc in rural areas.

As lockdown restrictions began to...

Councils urged not to charge flytipping victims at the dump

News

19 May 2020

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are due to be opened by Scottish councils on 1 June 2020 to allow safe and responsible access for locals.

We strongly welcome the move to re-open...

Scottish Government asked to step in as bin bag of human faeces found among illegally dumped rubbish

News

6 May 2020

Flytipping cases continue to surge, with a bin bag of human excrement found among items illegally dumped in the Scottish countryside during lockdown.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural...

Farmers fighting to feed the country see flytipping spike

News

9 Apr 2020

Scotland’s leading rural and environmental organisations have issued a statement in relation to the rise in fly-tipping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Over the past few weeks, we have seen Scotland...

UK Farming Roundtable February 2020 - focusing on the Agriculture Bill and trade

Blog Post

20 Feb 2020

This week on Tuesday 18 February the UK Farming Roundtable met for the first time since the General Election and Brexit day. The Agriculture Bill and the impact of two storms in as many weeks with...

New police wildlife crime training welcomed by SLE

News

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...

Undisturbed

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

News

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

News

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

News

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...