Tags - Wildlife Management

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...

World Bee Day - The amazing diversity of British Bees!

Blog Post

20 May 2020

Buglife Scotland Manager Suzanne Burgess shares a number of interesting facts about bees throughout the United Kingdom, their importance to the ecosystem and the work being done to combat declining...

World Curlew Day

Blog Post

21 Apr 2020

For World Curlew Day, our Environment Assistant Rebekah Strong discusses Working for Waders and the work in progress to combat the decline of Curlew populations.

World Curlew DayIf you are lucky enough to be able...

Rural group responds to RSPB’s shooting consultation


17 Apr 2020

Leading shooting and rural organisations have published a joint letter in response to the RSPB’s consultation on its draft principles for gamebird shooting and associated land management.