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Scottish Land & Estates statement on missing golden eagles

1 Jul 2019
Press Release

Scottish Land & Estates today issued an appeal for information about two golden eagles which have gone missing in Perthshire. The two eagles, Adam and Charlie, were wearing satellite tags which stopped working in April this year. Police Scotland conducted a search at Auchnafree Estate in Perthshire on May 23. The estate and its employees...

Estates appeal for information on hen harrier

27 Jun 2019
Press Release

Scottish Land & Estates today issued an appeal on behalf of two sporting estates for information about the fate of a hen harrier which died after being caught in a trap. The appeal was issued after the harrier was discovered near the boundary between two estates in Perthshire in mid June. We understand staff from both estates have helped...

Latest science key to future of mountain hare management

24 Jun 2019
Press Release

Evidence rather than ideology should be the basis for future legislation on wildlife management, Scottish Land & Estates said today. Speaking at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, SLE chairman David Johnstone said there was a need for care in introducing new laws on the back of activism rather than balanced research from independent...

Scotland’s rural communities risk being hardest hit

17 Jun 2019
Press Release

Rural communities in Scotland are at risk of being hardest hit in a new Planning Bill, that could create barriers to delivering much-needed employment, economic and diversity opportunities, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has warned. The Planning (Scotland) Bill is due to enter its final stage at Holyrood this week (18 -20 June), and SLE is...

Scottish Land & Estates appoints new Head of Communications

10 Jun 2019
Press Release

A new Head of Communications has been appointed by rural business organisation, Scottish Land & Estates. Laura Butcher joins SLE from the Law Society of Scotland, the professional body and regulator of Scottish solicitors, where she was also Head of Communications. A chartered PR practitioner, Laura has over 15 years’ experience of...

SLE visit to Ford and Etal Estate; a focus on tourism

6 Jun 2019
General News

On Tuesday, 4th June, a group of South East landowners and guests from Scottish Land & Estates visited Ford and Etal Estate to learn about the estate’s innovative marketing strategy and business model, which has made it a popular tourist destination. Hosted and led by Lord Joicey, this informal event was an opportunity to learn from both...

Flexibility key to returning empty rural homes to use

5 Jun 2019
Press Release

More empty homes in the countryside could be returned to use if greater policy flexibility was available to recognise the unique circumstances of rural Scotland. After providing evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee, SLE Executive Director Sarah-Jane Laing said a one-size fits all approach across...

Rural crime comes to the city as SPARC takes to George Square

4 Jun 2019
General News

Efforts to combat rural crime head for Glasgow Rural came to the city today (Tuesday 4 June) as the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) took up post on George Square, Glasgow in the fight against rural crime. SPARC in the City – an event which aimed to speak to those who live, work or visit rural areas – saw various...

Land to be marketed for sale on Buccleuch’s Borders Estate

30 May 2019
Press Release

Buccleuch announced today it intends to sell a substantial landholding the Scottish Borders, including Langholm Moor. Following a review of land on its estates, 25,000 acres - stretching from Auchenrivock in the south to Hartsgarth in the north – are being marketed from Buccleuch’s Borders Estate. Alongside the Moor, much of the area is...

Hadden Group run 12-week Employability Programme for PKC

27 May 2019
General News

Perthshire based contractor, Hadden Group, are delighted to have recently delivered and completed a twelve-week employability programme – Route into: Construction. The programme was designed for the @ScottStreet initiative run by Perth and Kinross Council. The aim of @ScottStreet is to provide information and support to young people to...