David Johnstone
  David Johnstone



14/09/2017
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We need our governments to work together

I am worried. I am worried about the future of Scottish agriculture and land management. To be sure, there is a lot to be worried about with Brexit overshadowing everything; a huge amount rests on the outcome of the trade deals that are still to be negotiated. But, I have a more specific worry which
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20/06/2017
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Creativity is essential for survival in rural businesses

It is hard to believe that it is almost a year since the Royal Highland Show was filled with faces of disbelief at the outcome of the Brexit referendum. Twelve months on and for many, disbelief has changed to frustration as so little detail has emerged as to what our post-Brexit world will look like
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31/03/2017
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Stiff challenges and real opportunities – an update from our Chairman

We are now firmly into the new year with spring finally revealing itself, and we have a very interesting year ahead of us. It is going to be an extraordinarily testing one as we adapt to these ever-changing and uncertain times. On a global perspective, we are going to have to figure out how our
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19/01/2017
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2016 in review and a look ahead to 2017

Looking back… On behalf of everyone at Scottish Land & Estates I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year! The past year has seen a number of significant events and changes which will impact on landownership and land management in Scotland, and looking at our calendar for the year ahead, I’m sure
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01/03/2016
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The Scottish Government’s vision for land reform

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Members of Scottish Land & Estates are firmly of the view that the use of land is as important – perhaps more – as who owns it. We believe in diversity of ownership and no matter who owns land, making the most of it for widespread benefit is a common goal. One thing that is
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19/09/2014
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Landowners’ Commitment Launched

The launch of the landowners’ charter earlier this week reflects our deep-rooted desire to express the positive story of landowners in Scotland. In the days since the charter was launched, we have experienced a hugely encouraging reaction to the commitments we have set out. Why? Because most know that the vast majority of landowners already
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