Tags - Rural crime

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...

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


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


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


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


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...