Tags - Wildlife Management

Cardney Estate

HIH Case Study

8 Jul 2021

Cardney Estate is a microcosm of Scotland and an exemplar of rural diversification. The estate has transformed from a purely sporting one to now hosting high quality weddings and events, practicing...


Blog Post

30 Apr 2021

In this blog our Digital Communications Officer Calum Henderson provides an overview of our recent Instagram campaign which aimed to highlight one of the benefits of good land management throughout...

Statement from deer and countryside groups in Scotland on the Scottish Government’s response to the Deer Working Group Report


23 Apr 2021

We, the undersigned, firmly believe any changes to legislation must respect the welfare of deer, the positive benefit of deer to the Scottish economy, and support the rural workforce and the...

Protection for mountain hare increases to full protection from 1 March 2021


27 Jan 2021

The Statutory Instrument was laid in the Scottish Parliament today (27 January) to enable provisions for licensing control of mountain hares under the Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and...

Grouse moor report shows unrivalled impact of sector to rural Scotland


4 Nov 2020

infographicNew Scottish Government-led research into the impact of grouse shooting has provided ‘definitive proof’ of its value to rural Scotland.

Scottish Land & Estates welcomed research carried out by...

Rural organisations urge government to back new ‘blueprint’ for future of shooting


9 Oct 2020

Scotland’s rural organisations have written to the Scottish Government today to unveil a new blueprint for the shooting sector which can deliver major benefits for the environment.

The guidelines...

Forestry and Land Scotland out of season culling

Blog Post

11 Sep 2020

Following Forestry and Land Scotland’s decision to undertake out of season deer control on Scotland’s national forests and land, Scottish Land & Estates has made the following comment:

The Deer...

SLE statement on LACS trap report


13 Aug 2020

Scottish Land & Estates today described a report by the League Against Cruel Sports on the use of traps and snares as a ‘fundamentally flawed’ attempt to undermine grouse moor management.


Grouse season proves a boost for rural businesses


12 Aug 2020

Rural businesses have heralded the start of the grouse season as a ‘lifeline’ in overcoming the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As parties gathered in the Angus Glens for the first day...

Estates Appeal for Information on Satellite-Tagged Golden Eagle


19 Jul 2020

A group of Perthshire estates have appealed for help in tracing a golden eagle whose satellite tag stopped transmitting.

Farmers, gamekeepers, shepherds and local people have gathered to conduct...

Rural organisations appeal for care over new animal welfare legislation


16 Jun 2020


Rural organisations today appealed for parliamentarians to ‘legislate with care’ as they face an 11th hour bid to outlaw the control of mountain hares in Scotland.

The following organisations...

Collective effort needed to help mountain hares on unmanaged moorland


10 Jun 2020

The absence of mountain hares on unmanaged moorland across Scotland should be a collective priority rather than exclusively focusing on hare populations on grouse moors.

Scottish Land & Estates...