Tags - Wildlife Management

Major Development in Mountain Hare Counts


11 Nov 2019

Land managers in Scotland have taken a major step forward in the establishment of an evidence-based approach to counting and recording data on mountain hare populations, it was announced today.


European conservation accreditation awarded to Highland estate


28 Oct 2019

A traditional sporting estate in the Highlands has retained a prestigious independent accreditation which recognises landowners who are committed to best practice in conservation, habitat and wildlife...

Red Squirrel Week: celebrate and get involved

Blog Post

24 Sep 2019

This week on our blog, Gill Hatcher from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels tell us a little more about their achievements over the past year and the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey campaign for this...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Conservation Award

Blog Post

20 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards highlight how landowners and rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas. We tell the story of exactly how estates...


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...

A receding hare line? Not on our moorlands

Blog Post

27 Jun 2019

Managing land in Scotland is a subject that often triggers passionate debate, none more so when it comes to the care of our native mountain hare.

Green Party MSP Alison Johnstone this week launched a...

Unanticipated and delightful

Blog Post

30 Apr 2019

Allargue Estate sits snugly nestled in the centre of the Cairngorms National Park in the lee of the Cairngorms massif. It covers an area of just over 2,300 hectares and comprises a multitude of...

World Curlew Day

Blog Post

16 Apr 2019

I took to myself as pleasure, 
the gannet’s noise and 
the voice of the curlew 
instead of the laughter of men, 
the screaming gull
instead of the drinking of mead.


The Seafarer,  Anglo-Saxon...

Celebrating national parks at 70

Blog Post

10 Apr 2019

Saturday 6 April marked the start of #DiscoverNationalParks - a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences to inspire all people of all ages and interests to get outdoors, explore...

2019 Member Surveys


13 Mar 2019

A key element of SLEs work on policy development and political representation is the gathering of facts and figures on our members and their businesses. Over the course of 2019 we will be building up...

Wildlife Estates Scotland appoints new project officer


1 Mar 2019

A new project officer has been appointed by Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) as the land management scheme aims to double its accredited acres. 
Caroline Pringle, an experienced environmental...

Farmland waders - Populations in peril

Blog Post

12 Feb 2019

A once common sight across Scottish farmland, breeding waders have declined in recent decades, not only in Scotland but across the UK and North-West Europe. These declines are primarily due to...