The 2020 Helping It Happen Awards - now open for entries!

Our national Helping It Happen Awards recognise the role of estates, farms and rural businesses who are helping rural Scotland thrive. Enter now!

The 2020 Helping It Happen Awards - now open for entries!


The Summer 2020 edition of LandBusiness Magazine is available to read online, featuring inspiring stories from our members, infor on Covid-19 & more!


Safely restarting the rural economy

We've published the findings our our survey on member's attitudes towards reopening the rural sector and life after lockdown.

Safely restarting the rural economy

Support for members

As news around coronavirus (COVID-19) develops, we will endeavor to maintain service as usual for members. Find information and links to government advice here.

Support for members

Latest SLE News

SLE welcomes measures that can boost recovery in rural Scotland

8 Jul 2020

A cut in hospitality and tourism VAT are among the measures Scottish Land & Estates...

Changes to guidance for phase 2 of Scotland’s route map out of the covid crisis

2 Jul 2020

Today (02 July) the First Minster announced changes to the guidance for Phase 2 of...

New Vice-Chairs complete SLE top team

2 Jul 2020

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business membership organisation has appointed...

Upcoming SLE Events

Annual Conference – gearing up for change in rural Scotland

Gearing up for change in rural Scotland Venue: The Assembly Rooms, George Street, Edinburgh Our flagship annual conference is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in rural Scotland. The event will offer insight, practical tips and a fantastic networking opportunity with over 300 delegates from across the sector. This year’s topic ‘gearing up for...

Key Work

Landowners' Commitment

Our Landowners' Commitment sets outs the principles and responsibilities of modern land ownership.

Our Staff

Find out more about our team of staff working for Scottish Land & Estates.

From The Blog

A Million Trees To Save the River Dee's Salmon

Dr Lorraine Hawkins is the River Director for the River Dee Trust. Here she discusses the aims of a project designed to tackle a decline in salmon

Behind the scenes on BBC's Countryfile at Auchlyne & Suie Estate

Nicola Colquhoun is a Land Management Adviser and Laird-in-waiting at Auchlyne & Suie Estate. In this guest blog, she discusses the experience of

How Our Members Are Helping It Happen

Bringing rural learning to life with The Princes Foundation at Dumfries House

The Princes Foundation - The Education Team at Dumfries House, Ayrshire. Bringing rural learning to life Dumfries House estate was saved for the nation by The Prince of Wales in 2007 and is now used to help people engage in learning experiences that promote confidence and personal development, as well as offer training in real-life skills to open up future employment opportunities. The Prince’s Foundation, formed last year as a result of the consolidation...