Gavin Mowat
  Gavin Mowat



26/07/2017
water-321524_1920

A bridge over troubled waters?

The quality of private water supplies in Scotland have often been derided as secondary to that of public supplies. Of course most of us could highlight an exception or two to such a claim, but it is with this presumption in mind that the Scottish Government is pushing ahead with its latest consultation: the draft
Read more…

14/03/2017
IMG_5561

Tourism’s 8-day-week in the limelight

£6 billion…. According to Scottish Government statistics, that’s how much money the tourism sector contributes to Scottish Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It is a substantial amount of money which represents 5% per cent of total GDP. In 2015 the sector supported more than 217,000 jobs, accounting for around 8.5% of employment in the country. In
Read more…

07/02/2017
455545544_1280x720

Planning: power to the people?

Planning is a thorny issue which more than one elected member of Holyrood has been warned against getting involved in, and for good reason. Red tape, costly, time consuming and controversial developments. Unfortunately, these are just some of the frustrations that people too often cite whenever the subject of planning broached. But, having made it
Read more…

01/12/2016
IMG_7083-1140x400

Business as usual?

Far from it. This weekend is Small Business Saturday and the alert readers amongst you will have also noticed that this is my first blog since joining Scottish Land & Estates. As you will no doubt be aware, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are hugely important to the rural economy – both in terms of
Read more…

Authors

Tim Baynes

Managed moorland where mountain hares fare best
Latest posts
Guest Blog

Rural reflections on World Mental Health Day
Latest posts
Katy Dickson

Sporting Rates – Much Ado About Nothing?
Latest posts
David Johnstone

We need our governments to work together
Latest posts

Latest Tweets

@ScotLandEstates
RT @RegistersOfScot: A recent addition to our digital land register: the birthplace of Arctic explorer John Rae, one of Scotland's more uns…

RT @FCScotlandNews: Free Peeblesshire farm walk event @ Gascoigne Farm Fri 10th Nov 10am. southscotland.cons@forestry.gsi.gov.uk for detail…

Really interesting seminar series coming up from @shepwedd discussing innovation in the #rural sector - ticket deta… https://t.co/kk3vvz8mza

Subscribe to the blog