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16/11/2016
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Hear the buzz from the Scottish Bee Company

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This week’s blog has been written by Iain & Suzie Millar of The Scottish Bee Company. It’s well known that bees are one of the world’s most important pollinating insects and play an integral role in food production and maintaining biodiversity. However, the dramatic decline in numbers has become a cause of national, if not
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08/11/2016
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National Landlord Day…the policy perspective

It always seems to be a national month, week or day. We are in the grizzly part of Movember, last week we had National Sandwich Day, and Sunday was apparently National Nachos Day! Many awareness days are shameless self-promotion or just for comedic purposes. Some raise huge sums of money for worthy charities, and others
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20/10/2016
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We need to think about the future

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Brexit is making my head hurt. There are so many permutations for where we might end up that it is easy to just give up trying to think about it and wait until there is a little more clarity. But Brexit is potentially so important to rural Scotland that we simply can’t wait until all
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13/10/2016
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Brexit: Five key areas for rural Scotland….

Today’s guest blog has been written by Fiona Cameron, Partner and Lois Newton, Associate at Gillespie Macandrew, on Brexit and looking at the possible impact on the rural sector. The dust may be settling following the Brexit Referendum, however there remains a great deal of uncertainty for the rural sector. Leaving the EU is likely
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11/10/2016
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Brexit does not roll back devolution … but there is a need for consistency across the UK

It is still very early days in the negotiations surrounding Brexit. There is so much that is unknown, especially relating to Scotland’s place in the EU and the UK, and so in some respects it is difficult to look very far ahead. Trying to discern the likely path forward is fraught with difficulty. Yet Scottish
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21/09/2016
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The enemy of my enemy is my friend

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This week’s blog has been written by Professor Xavier Lambin of Aberdeen University. Professor Lambin is keen to explore in-situ in Scotland the impact of pine marten on Scotland’s squirrels, both red and grey. The hope, based on evidence from Ireland, is that pine marten – when in reasonable densities – act as a biological
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13/09/2016
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Nick Nairn – How to cook grouse

Today’s guest blog has been written by award-winning Scottish chef, Nick Nairn: Grouse remains for myself and many others, the king of game birds. I like grouse roasted on the bone for an all-round better taste and texture. Roast grouse is where traditional cooking and accompaniments can’t be beaten – bread sauce, game gravy, roast tatties.
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06/09/2016
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Lots to gain from game and grain…

Type into Google “Scottish food” and the top results are haggis, shortbread and deep fried Mars Bars. While we shouldn’t be ashamed of these delicacies, there is so much more Scotland has to offer.  Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight is a nationwide event which supports and promotes Scotland’s produce, and the people who grow, make,
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01/09/2016
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Time for a new age of estate management?

It is looking to be an interesting season ahead of us, with varied grouse reports similar to last season – from nothing to record breaking summer counts, and a good year for deer in the west with a wet July providing good grazing for stags and hinds. The first roar I heard was on the
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23/08/2016
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Food for thought on tenant farming

By Grierson Dunlop, an agricultural law solicitor, and member of Scottish Land & Estates’ Agricultural Holdings Group. The new Land Reform (Scotland) Act is taking root and as Ministers and civil servants grapple with the nuts and bolts of the legislation, many eyes will be focused on the implementation of Section 10 of the Act
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