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Flytipping risk for Scotland’s Railway

4 May 2022

In this blog, Keira McLuskey, Head of Sustainability at Network Rail Scotland, discusses the problem of flytipping on and around Scotland's railways, highlighting an example found at Newcraighall Road in Edinburgh to illustrate this. During lockdown flytipping

7 examples of filthy flytipping from across Scotland

4 Apr 2022

In this blog from our Policy Adviser (Access and Visitor Management), Simon Ovenden, we highlight just some of the examples of flytipping found all over the countryside sent into us by our members. Earlier this year, we asked the membership to get in touch

Lone working – the mental burden – managing health and safety

4 Apr 2022

In this blog, Kate Donachie, Managing Associate, Land and Rural Business at Brodies LLP tackles the subject of employees' mental health, and the problems that can be associated with working alone. We know that rural work can be physically risky, and that lone

Lantra Scotland ALBAS Awards 2022

9 Mar 2022

In this blog, our Business Development Manager Hannah Lloyd writes about attending the Lantra Scotland ALBAS Awards, sharing information about the night itself, as well as the deserving finalists and winners. Thursday 3 March 2022 marked the 20th Anniversary

UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

1 Mar 2022

In his latest blog, our Policy Adviser (Agriculture & Climate Change) Paul Richardson summarises the impacts on agriculture from the UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement announced on 28 February. On the 28th of February 2022 the Department of International

First Climate Change Stakeholders Network visit held at Arbigland, Dumfries & Galloway

24 Feb 2022

In this blog, our Regional Support Officer for Dumfries & Galloway, Tracey Roan, recounts a visit to Arbigland Estate on 22 February 2022, the location for the first in person meeting of the Dumfries & Galloway Climate Change Stakeholder Network. As part of

Tree survey is root to improved rail safety

2 Feb 2022

We are delighted to share that Network Rail recently joined the Scottish Land & Estates membership. In this blog, Jonathan Callis, Senior Asset Engineer at Network Rail Scotland covers the risk that dead and diseased trees can pose to our rail networks

Progress in reducing emissions in Scotland – 2021 Report to Parliament

9 Dec 2021

Paul Richardson, Policy Adviser (Agriculture and Climate Change) at Scottish Land and Estates, provides a brief summary of the Climate Change Committee’s Progress in reducing emissions in Scotland – 2021 Report to Parliament, published on 07 December 2021. The

Trophies presented to our 2021 Helping it Happen Awards winners

9 Dec 2021

The winners of the Helping it Happen Awards 2021 were announced earlier this year during a live ceremony which took place virtually as a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Over the past few weeks, we've been able to present a number of our winners with

COP26: Key outcomes and next steps for the UK

3 Dec 2021

In his latest blog, our Policy Adviser Paul Richardson has produced a summary of the Climate Change Committee’s briefing note ‘COP26: Key outcomes and next steps for the UK’. Yesterday, 2nd of December, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) published their COP26