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

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...

Quarter of land managers experienced anti-social behaviour in the countryside

12 Oct 2020

A quarter of land managers looking after Scotland’s beautiful countryside have experienced...

Upcoming SLE Events

Employment Webinar: Let's Move Forward

Join our employment webinar on 29 October sponsored by Greenburn HR Consultancy. Join Gail and Sophie as they discuss how to use HR to build flexibility and resilience into your business by maximising the options available to you as an employer. Make the most of their practical top tips and guidance to take back control - COVID-19 has left many people...

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...