Helping It Happen Awards 2019

Tickets are now on sale for our Helping It Happen Awards Dinner & Ceremony. Join us for an inspiring evening celebrating rural success!



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

New study reveals huge decline in bird species when grouse management ends

22 Jul 2019

Ending grouse moor management risks declines - and possible local extinctions - of a range...

Over-regulation of short-term lets could pose risk to rural tourism

19 Jul 2019

Over-regulation of short-term let accommodation in non-problem areas of rural Scotland...

NE Walk & Talk an eye-opener to the extent of rural crime

12 Jul 2019

Grandhome Estate, on the fringes of Aberdeen, was the perfect setting for our NE Rural...

Upcoming SLE Events

Helping it Happen Awards Dinner & Ceremony 2019

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the Helping it Happen National Awards at the Sheraton Hotel on the evening of Wednesday 2 October 2019 . Following a successful year in 2018, the Helping It Happen Awards return for 2019. The National Awards aim to highlight the work of local estates and land-based businesses who help their...

Key Work

Member Survey

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Meet The Team

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From The Blog

Short-term lets - a balancing act

Marcelina Hamilton is Scottish Land & Estate’s policy advisor for rural business and property. Here she explains why it’s important to get the balance

What can you do to make your farm safer?

Eleanor Kay is Scottish Land & Estate’s policy advisor for agriculture and forestry. Here, during Farm Safety Week, she explains some simple tips that

How Our Members Are Helping It Happen

Nature Tourism at Ardtornish Estate

Located on the Morven peninsula, Ardtornish Estate is strongly focused on its future as a ‘nature tourism’ destination and has put sustainability and conservation at the heart of its operations. The landscape consists of a wide range of habitat types including several Sites of Special Scientific Interest and is home to rare species such as eagles, pine martens, otters and Scottish wildcats. In 2017, a major study was commissioned into ecological...