South West Regional Reception – Wednesday 13th November 2019

Time 14:00
Capacity 26 of 50
Booking Cut-off Friday 8 Nov, 12:00:pm
Contact Clare Sturla
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You are warmly invited to attend this year’s South West regional reception, held at Dumfries House, Cumnock, Ayrshire at 2pm on Wednesday 13 November 2019

The regional reception is an opportunity to update you on the extensive work that has been carried out internally and externally within the organisation. This includes our recent publication ‘#Route2050 A direction of travel for Scottish land management to 2050’, which explores what the priorities should be for land management in Scotland. 

We will also hear from Dumfries House’s Prince’s Foundation, winner of SLE’s 2019 Helping it Happen Education award. The Prince’s Foundation Education programme helps bring rural learning to life for school children, allowing outdoor training and learning experiences that promote life skills and personal development. 

The reception provides an excellent networking opportunity and to meet with SLE staff, your regional contacts, Clare Sturla and Nadia Flaherty, as well as SLE Board members. 

The agenda for the event is:

14:00- 14:30    
Registration with teas/coffee on arrival

Regional activity and future plans; Simon Craufurd, South West Regional Chairman 

‘Sporting estates, the media and the law’ David McKie, Partner at Levy & McRae Solicitors LLP, our event sponsor 

‘Benefits of providing educational opportunities’ - Arianne Knowles and Jacqueline Farrell from Dumfries House estate will share the story of their award-winning rural outdoors initiative for school children 

15:15- 15:30    
Comfort break

SLE Organisational Update; David Johnstone, SLE Chairman

#Route 2050 – A direction of travel for Scottish land management to 2050, Eleanor Kay, SLE Policy Adviser- Agriculture & Forestry

16:00- 16:45
‘Risks and opportunities for the sector’; SLE panel discussion

  • David Johnstone, SLE Chairman
  • Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director
  • Mark Tennant, Vice-Chair (Policy
  • Stephen Young, SLE Head of Policy
  • Simon Craufurd, South West Regional Chairman (Panel Chair)

Networking, refreshments and canapes 

We are extremely grateful to Levy & McRae for their continued sponsorship of our Regional event and look forward to a presentation from David McKie. 

Places are limited so booking is essential. Please book by Friday 8th November.  The event is also open to those interested in becoming a member of SLE.

We look forward to seeing you at Dumfries House on 13 November.

Kindly sponsored by: Lemac