Tags - Rural development

Planning in the balance?

Blog Post

5 Apr 2019

We’ve all had a couple of weeks to consider the impact of the Planning (Scotland) Bill’s Revised Financial Memorandum which the Scottish Government published ahead of Stage 3. It was very much an...

Developing Rural Skills at the Centre for Stewardship

HIH Case Study

11 Mar 2019

The Centre for Stewardship based on Falkland Estate, Fife are passionate about developing young people’s skills in the rural sector to enable them to develop, care and manage their local landscape and...

New research to inform future planning policy across rural Scotland


7 Mar 2019

Savills’ planning team in Scotland and the research institute Inherit have together won a Scottish Government tender for research which will inform the future preparation of the National Planning...

Better Broadband around Logie Estate

HIH Case Study

18 Feb 2019

The lack of viable, high speed broadband around the Logie area has encouraged Logie Estate to install their own network. A lack of digital connectivity in rural Scotland can restrict development and...

Abercairny Estate - Empty Homes Initiative

HIH Case Study

16 Jan 2019

Abercairny Estate, located near Crieff in Perthshire, have worked tirelessly to bring a long-term empty property back into use, providing benefits to local people looking for housing and the local...

Green Energy at Stracathro Estates

HIH Case Study

23 Jul 2018

Stracathro Estates have embraced renewable energy, and income from the various schemes now contributes significantly to the turnover. They are conscious that the carbon footprint of intensive farming...

Diversifying community income

HIH Case Study

16 Jul 2018

Mar Estate undeniably has had an influence on the economic past and future of its local Braemar community. A platform to economic opportunity and diversification of income, historically, presently,...

Galloway Chillies

HIH Case Study

13 Jul 2018

Galloway Chillies started from my making small batches of chilli jam from my own plants grown in my kitchen. Five and a half years ago I started the business and have developed into a large scale...

Restoring Marchmont House

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

The 18th century Marchmont House, one of Scotland’s grandest historic houses and can be found tucked away in the Scottish Borders. Situated amongst 5,500 acres, Marchmont House is a beautiful example...

Traditional Dairy Farming

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

Nestled in the heart of East Lothian Yester Farm Dairies can be found. Run by husband and wife duo, Simon and Jackie McCreery, Yester Farm Dairies is an incredibly successful farm business, with many...


HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

SkyeSkyns was established in 1983 by Clive and Lydia Hartwell, who were encouraged to diversify their small-holding. Realising the local abattoir was disposing of raw skins as waste, the couple saw a...

Lussa Gin

HIH Case Study

9 Jul 2018

Nestled away on the Island of Jura, off the coast of Scotland, you can find the delightful Lussa Gin distillery. Established by a trio of adventurous local ladies and using only the most natural...