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Long-term vision required for Scottish agriculture

17 Aug 2018
Press Release

Scotland must seize the opportunity to carry out a comprehensive review of how the nation’s agricultural sector is to move forward in the long-term, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has said today. The organisation made the comments as part of its response to the Scottish Government’s Stability and Simplicity consultation - examining the...

Shooting estates at heart of efforts to increase Hen Harrier numbers

13 Aug 2018
Press Release

Shooting estates are at the heart of efforts to improve hen harrier numbers in Scotland. An estimated 330,000 acres of sporting estates – including many driven grouse moors - are now involved in the Heads Up for Harriers Project that aims to increase awareness of the species and examine ways to increase the population. Scotland has more...

Scottish Moorland Group statement on mountain hares

13 Aug 2018
Press Release

The Scottish Moorland Group has issued the following response to an RSPB Scotland release on mountain hares. A spokesman for the Scottish Moorland Group said: “This research is very much out of kilter with other respected research on mountain hares. As recently as October 2017 Scottish Natural Heritage reported to the Scottish Parliament...

The moor the merrier as grouse shooting season gets under way

13 Aug 2018
Press Release

Country sports enthusiasts took to Scotland's moors today to mark the official start of the grouse shooting season - despite predictions that weather conditions are set to ruin prospects for this year. Forneth Moor in Perthshire echoed to the sound of shotguns this morning as a shooting party organised by the Scottish Country Sports...

Prestigious Wildlife Estates Scotland accreditation presented to Glenbervie Estate

6 Aug 2018
Press Release

A Kincardineshire estate has been presented with national accreditation recognising its outstanding work on wildlife, habitat and conservation management. Glenbervie Estate received its Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) accreditation at the Turriff Show on Monday. Alastair Macphie, owner of Glenbervie, received the certification from...

Roxburgh Estates gains coveted Wildlife Estates Scotland accreditation

30 Jul 2018
Press Release

Roxburghe Estates has become the latest rural business to be presented with national accreditation recognising its outstanding work on wildlife, habitat and conservation management. Wildlife Estates Scotland accreditation was presented to the Duke of Roxburghe and estate factor Roddy Jackson by Scottish Land & Estates chairman David...

Scottish Land & Estates appoints new South East Regional Support Officer

24 Jul 2018
Press Release

A new regional support office for South East Scotland and the Borders has been appointed by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). Clare Sturla joins the land-based business organisation from the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs (SAYFC), where she served as Agri and Rural Affairs Manager. Prior to her time at SAYFC, Clare worked for...

Scottish Land & Estates statement on Buccleuch tenant farming commissioner report

18 Jul 2018
Press Release

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement following publication of a report by the Tenant Farming Commissioner on Buccleuch’s negotiations with agricultural tenants. David Johnstone, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, said: “The Tenant Farming Commissioner’s report should be seen against the backdrop of government and...

Scottish Land & Estates appoints new North East Regional Support Officer

16 Jul 2018
Press Release

A new Regional Support Officer for north east Scotland has been appointed by Scottish Land & Estates. Fiona Van Aardt joins the organisation to support and enhance member activities in the region, including engagement with politicians, stakeholders and assistance in organising events and estate visits. A business manager with over 25...

New Vice Chairman at Scottish Land & Estates to support the voice of rural business

13 Jul 2018
Press Release

Scottish Land & Estates today announced the appointment of a new vice chairman to further enhance its public affairs and policy capabilities. Mark Tennant, proprietor of Innes Estate near Elgin, has taken up the newly created position of Vice Chairman (Policy) at the rural business organisation. Part of his role will be to chair Scottish...