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  • 22/01/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 22 January 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 22 January 2018.
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  • 22/01/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 15 - 19 January 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 15 - 19 January which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 22/01/2018 - Current consultations - 22 January 2018
    Please click on the PDF below to see a list of consultations which may be of interest to members and how to get involved in responses by Scottish Land & Estates.
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  • 18/01/2018 - Consultation on tackling social isolation and loneliness
      A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections consultation was launched by the Scottish Government this week. Social Isolation and loneliness is an issue that can affect anyone at any age or stage of their lives, and the problem can become particularly acute in
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  • 18/01/2018 - Avian Influenza restrictions affect England
      Defra has confirmed Avian Influenza in wild birds found dead in Warwickshire. This follows confirmation of H5N6 in wild birds in Dorset last week.    In response to the latest findings Defra have declared an Avian Influenza prevention zone covering all of England, which replaces the localised zone on the sout
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  • 18/01/2018 - Agri-Environmental Climate Change scheme is now open
    The next round of applications for the Agri-Environmental Climate Change scheme is now open.   The scheme supports environmentally friendly land management practices that aim to safeguard and improve Scotland’s natural heritage and help businesses adapt to climate change.   The scheme which is jointly fund
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  • 18/01/2018 - Parliament Committee Scrutiny of Non-Domestic Rates Reform
    The Local Government and Communities Committee took evidence from Derek Mackay this week. They probed the Scottish Government’s response to the Barclay Review recommendations to reform the non-domestic rates system. It was revealed there is still uncertainty amount how much will be raised from the reintroduction of rates on
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  • 18/01/2018 - Crofting Cross Party
    SLE attended the crofting cross party meeting at Parliament this week. The main agenda item was the closure of small abattoirs. The group was given a presentation by Bob Kennard who has conducted research for the Sustainable Food Trust on the issues and potential solutions. Sporting rates concerns were also discussed, as well
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  • 18/01/2018 - Recharging Rural
    The Prince’s Countryside Fund has appointed Professor Sarah Skerratt from SRUC to conduct research into what can make UK rural communities sustainable. The report will be published in July. There will be a call for evidence out shortly and those interested can find more information and can sign up for here...
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  • 15/01/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 15 January 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 15 January 2018.
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  • 15/01/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers 08 - 12 January 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Questions & Answers from 08 - 12 January which may be of interest to Scottish Land & Estates members.
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  • 15/01/2018 - Current consultations - 15 January 2018
    Please click on the PDF below to see a list of consultations which may be of interest to members and how to get involved in responses by Scottish Land & Estates.
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  • 12/01/2018 - UK Government launches 25 year Environment Plan
      Theresa May launched the long awaited UK Government 25 Year Environment Plan yesterday.  The Plan takes a Natural Capital approach and seeks within a generation to reverse long-term environmental decline.    Some aspects of the Plan are relevant UK wide and some to England only.   The first two chapter on
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  • 11/01/2018 - Moray LDP Main Issues Report
    Moray Council is reviewing the Moray Local Development Plan 2015 and has prepared a Local Development Plan 2020 Main Issues Report (MIR) together with associated documents including a Monitoring Report and a Draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Environment Report.   Copies of the documents are available for viewi
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  • 08/01/2018 - Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin - 08 January 2018
    Scottish Land & Estates Parliamentary Bulletin for week commencing 08 January 2018.
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  • 08/01/2018 - Current consultations - 08 January 2018
    Please click on the PDF below to see a list of consultations which may be of interest to members and how to get involved in responses by Scottish Land & Estates.
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  • 04/01/2018 - THE HIGHLAND COUNCIL CORE PATHS PLAN (CAITHNESS AND SUTHERLAND) AMENDED
    The Highland Council has reviewed its core paths plan as permitted by Section 20(1) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, as amended.  Following this review The Highland Council is proposing a number of amendments to the core paths plan for the areas of Caithness and Sutherland.  The amendments proposed have been publishe
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  • 04/01/2018 - Beavers in Scotland – SNH publication
    A paper has been published in the scientific journal ‘Mammal Review’ about the Scottish experience surrounding beaver reintroduction, written by Martin Gaywood, SNH. This is a 10,000 word ‘review paper’ which looks at work undertaken over 21 years in Scotland up to the SNH ’Beavers in Scotland’ report in 2015 (plu
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  • 04/01/2018 - Community land ownership
    The Official Statistics publication ‘Estimate of Community Owned Land in Scotland 2017’ was published recently. It highlighted that as at June 2017 there were 562,230 acres in community ownership, which is 2.9% of the total land area of Scotland. The document also includes breakdowns of community owned land by local
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  • 04/01/2018 - Further detail on future rural support to be welcomed
    Scottish Land & Estates has welcomed new detail on post-Brexit rural support – and has urged the UK and Scottish Governments to work together to deliver further progress in future months.   The organisation, which represents land-based businesses across Scotland, said the speech by Environment Secretary Michael Gov
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Initiative shows how wildlife management by Scottish landowners delivers many benefits to communities...
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