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


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.


Helping It Happen

Learn more about how landowners and rural businesses across Scotland play a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas...

Helping It Happen

Latest SLE News

Response to Scottish Land Commission report

10 Dec 2018

In response to the Scottish Land Commission’s final report on a potential land value tax...

Positive vision for Scottish forestry would benefit from enhanced land use strategy

30 Nov 2018

A bright future for Scottish forestry lies ahead if an integrated land use strategy which...

SLE supports call to scrap new rates levy on out of town business

30 Nov 2018

We have joined twenty of the country’s leading business organisations in a joint letter to...

Upcoming SLE Events

Visit to Holyrood Lodge

Free to attend SLE members are invited to visit Holyrood Lodge – a showcase of best practice when improving the energy efficiency of a traditional building – right in the heart of Edinburgh. Historic Environment Scotland has created a Visitor Centre from this 1857 cottage. This year it has been given a new lease of life using the latest techniques for...

Key Work

Landowners Commitment

We’ve developed a Scottish Landowners Commitment that sets outs the responsibilities of modern land ownership.

Meet The Team

Our team brings a wealth of experience from across the rural sector. Come and meet the team behind SLE...

From The Blog

Life as the Learner of the Year

Today’s guest blog is from Megan Rowland, Assistant Land Manager on Gordonbush estate. Brought up in a farming and crofting community, Megan relocated

Scotland is blazing a trail in mountain bike tourism

Karen Ramoo, who leads on access in our policy team, explains some of the work going on to ensure Scotland’s growth in mountain bike tourism is safe

How Our Members Are Helping It Happen

Raehills Home Farm Housing

Annandale Estates located near Lockerbie has undertaken a project to convert a traditional stone barn into four energy efficient affordable homes. The Raehills Home Farm development was designed by White Hill Design Studio and challenged contractors to retrofit the draughty disused agricultural building into warm modern homes as close to Passivhaus standard as possible. The estate was keen to ensure any new development was of a standard which would allow...