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

Scottish Land & Estates appoints new Head of Communications

10 Jun 2019

A new Head of Communications has been appointed by rural business organisation, Scottish...

SLE visit to Ford and Etal Estate; a focus on tourism

6 Jun 2019

On Tuesday, 4th June, a group of South East landowners and guests from Scottish Land &...

Flexibility key to returning empty rural homes to use

5 Jun 2019

More empty homes in the countryside could be returned to use if greater policy flexibility...

Upcoming SLE Events

Royal Highland Show - 20-23 June 2019

*This event is for information only - booking is not required.* 20 – 23 June – Royal Highland Show, Ingliston Edinburgh, 4th Avenue Scottish Land & Estates will be in our usual spot at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston this year on 4th Avenue. Our Members’ Reception sponsored by Hampden Bank, will be on Thursday 20 June as usual from 11.30am to 2pm. We...

Key Work

Member Survey

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

Meet The Team

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From The Blog

Reflections from our Spring Conference

At a time when little is certain for Scottish land management, it would be understandable if many are looking forward with a sense of trepidation as

Open your gates for Open Farm Sunday

On Sunday 9 June farms across Scotland will open their gates for LEAF Open Farm Sunday . In the last five years over 80,000 people have visited open

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...