Helping It Happen Awards 2019

The 2019 Helping It Happen Awards are open for nominations! If you know a farm, estate or rural business helping rural Scotland thrive, then tell us your story!

Helping It Happen Awards 2019


If you own land, run a business in rural Scotland, or supply goods and services to the rural economy, then we have a membership option for you.


Wildlife Estates Scotland

The Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) initiative aims to promote the best game and wildlife management practices and raise standards across the industry

Wildlife Estates Scotland

Helping Rural Scotland Thrive

For over 100 years, Scottish Land & Estates has been the voice of landowners and rural businesses throughout Scotland. Find out more about what we stand for...

Helping Rural Scotland Thrive

Latest SLE News

Innovation required to maximise benefits from Scotland's land

25 Apr 2019

Mairi Gougeon MSP to provide keynote speech at SLE Conference Land-based businesses must...

Bag the Big Houses in the Scottish Borders

16 Apr 2019

To mark the release of a new updated illustrative map of the Big Houses in the Scottish...

Research indicates benefits to mountain hares from grouse moor management

11 Apr 2019

Scottish Land & Estates welcomes new evidence A study by the Game & Wildlife Conservation...

Upcoming SLE Events

SLE Annual Spring Conference 2019 - Maximising the Margins

*Members, please remember to login to obtain tickets at member rate.* Maximising the Margins 15th May 2019, Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh Sponsored by ‘Maximising the margins’ – the theme of this year’s conference – will explore land use in our more challenging and fragile areas. We will look in depth at how rural business can rise to the...

Key Work

Member Survey

We are gathering information about our members to help us inform policy positions, and we need your help…

Vacancy - Head of Policy

Are you passionate about helping rural Scotland thrive? We're looking for a driven, inspiring and talented leader to join us as Head of Policy.

From The Blog

Celebrating national parks at 70

Saturday 6 April marked the start of #DiscoverNationalParks - a two-week celebration across the UK with events and experiences to inspire all people

World Curlew Day

I took to myself as pleasure, the gannet’s noise and the voice of the curlew instead of the laughter of men, the screaming gull instead of the

How Our Members Are Helping It Happen

Developing Rural Skills at the Centre for Stewardship

The Centre for Stewardship based on Falkland Estate, Fife are passionate about developing young people’s skills in the rural sector to enable them to develop, care and manage their local landscape and environment. They also appreciate the health benefit for people from just being and working in the outdoors. The centre runs a range of learning programs around its key themes of wood, food and craft. The Centre runs an innovative and exciting partnership...