Welcome to the South West regional pages of the Scottish Land & Estates website. Here you will find details of current news and events as well as consultations and committee matters from the South West region.
Each of the five regions in Scotland has a Regional Committee, formed of local members. It is their purpose to support, encourage and develop the work and principles of Scottish Land & Estates through discussion, the sharing of knowledge and by direct action.
Our work in the regions is a critical element of what we do for our members and involves the following:
Political engagement - keeping MSPs and councillors up to date and informed about the work conducted and contribution provided by estates and rural businesses. Members can play a part here by hosting visits and show-rounds and I will be delighted to co-ordinate this
Media engagement - by working with editors, journalists and reporters to place good rural stories within regional press. Both our PR Agency and I will help members to generate and file stories
Community engagement- involving local communities and the public in your business is key to enabling greater and wider understanding of what estates offer. Increased visibility and openness, via events, working together and increased contact, will build trust and provide long term benefits for everyone
Members Toolkit- we have devised this great new resource for members to use as widely as possible. In it you will find guidance on how to engage with the media and Politicians and how to begin using your Scottish Land & Estates brand across your rural business. Plus, you can always contact me to help you
All of this work is being conducted to assist in achieving our vision which is:
'To create a situation where the true value and contribution of private landownership in Scotland is recognised and appreciated, both publicly and politically.'
If you are interested in a member visit, have a good news story or wish to be further involved with our political engagement please do call HQ to discuss further.
We look forward to hearing from you.