Our manifesto "Our plan for a Thriving Rural Scotland" focuses on 5 key areas - Climate Change, Agriculture, Trade & Labour, Digital Connectivity and Taxation.


Could you be our newest Board Member?

We are recruiting new Board members, including a Vice-Chair Policy, from our membership, ensure that members’ interests are considered in everything we do.

Could you be our newest Board Member?


Our paper '#Route2050 - A direction of travel for Scottish land management to 2050' explores what the priorities should be for land management in Scotland.


Spirits and squirrels win big at the Helping It Happen Awards 2019

From spirits to squirrels, and houses to hotels, the Helping It Happen Awards has shone a light on some of Scotland’s best rural businesses!


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

Calls for bigger fines and longer prison sentences for wildlife criminals

10 Dec 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing, killing badgers...

SLE statement on hen harrier appeal

9 Dec 2019

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement regarding an appeal for...

First female CEO appointed for 110-year-old rural business organisation

4 Dec 2019

Sarah-Jane Laing has been appointed as Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates, the...

Upcoming SLE Events

South East Members’ meeting on the future role of the South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE)

Date: Thursday 23 January 2020 Time: 6:00- 7:30pm Venue: Ednam House, Bridge Street, Kelso, Roxburghshire, TD5 7HT Cost: Free for members, £15 for non-members Please join us for an informative meeting that will elaborate on the future role of the South of Scotland Enterprise, the new economic development agency for the region. We will hear from Professor...

Key Work

Member Survey

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

Our Staff

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

From The Blog

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Iver Salvesen Green Business Award

Our Helping It Happen Awards Ceremony & Dinner takes place in less than a weeks’ time, so we are taking a closer look at each of the finalists in our

Meeting the next generation

Our policy adviser Marcelina Hamilton, who has recently qualified as a chartered surveyor, went back to University for the day to talk to students

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...