Helping It Happen 2020 winners announced!

The winners of the Helping It Happen Awards 2020 were announced in our virtual celebration!

Helping It Happen 2020 winners announced!

Virtual Annual Conference – Gearing Up For Change In Rural Scotland

Our flagship annual conference is a must-attend event for anyone with an interest in rural Scotland. Book now to get exclusive ear-bird discounts on tickets!

Virtual Annual Conference – Gearing Up For Change In Rural Scotland


The Autumn 2020 edition of LandBusiness Magazine is available to read online, featuring content on green recovery, flytipping, and the Helping It Happen awards!


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

Planned environmental standards scotland watchdog needs greater accountability to parliament

27 Oct 2020

Parliament should have a greater role in the operation of the new governance body...

SLE welcomes vote on amendments to safeguard food standards

21 Oct 2020

Further attempts to strengthen legislation on imported food standards post-Brexit have...

Blanket approach to short-term lets could harm rural Scotland

16 Oct 2020

New regulations being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact...

Upcoming SLE Events

Virtual Roundtable - Country Sports & Covid

How are you implementing the current Covid measures for hosting country sports? With guidance changing daily it can be difficult to keep up to date and implement practical solutions to keep everyone safe and work to the current Covid Guidance. Join us for an informal virtual roundtable discussion with the following who all have experience and knowledge on...

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

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

Wildlife Management in Scotland

Wildlife management refers to a range of actions which include protecting wildlife; protecting species health and welfare, culling to limit spread and

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...