Region

Central

Central

Central

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Welcome to the Central regional page of the Scottish Land & Estates website. Central region includes the following Local Authorities – Angus, Perth & Kinross, Stirling, Falkirk, Clackmannanshire and Fife.

Central region is a diverse area and extends from the rich farmlands in Angus and Fife to the upland areas of Highland Perthshire and the Trossachs in the west.  The area is know for its agriculture and livestock as well as its forestry and tourism, and our Members are involved in all of these activities and collectively make a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the region.

Scott Petrie is the Regional Support Officer for Central Region. Scott has more than 25 years’ experience in rural development and during that time he has amassed extensive practitioner and research experience. He is primarily responsible for delivering a range of activities on behalf of SLE Members that help represent the interests of rural business and play a role in shaping rural Scotland.

Hugh Campbell Adamson is the Regional Chairman of Central Regional Committee. Hugh runs the family owned Stracathro Estate Company and has been involved with Scottish Land & Estates for many years.

The key priorities for Central Region are as follows:

  • increasing political engagement;
  • promoting the positive contribution of the membership;
  • creating opportunities for knowledge transfer and sharing of good practice;
  • focussing local representation on key stakeholder groups, and
  • supporting members deliver effective Community Engagement

To contact Scott, please email: scott.petrie@scottishlandandestates.co.uk or telephone 0131 653 5400.

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SLE Members Forum in LLTNP 

The inaugural meeting of a forum that has been established within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park will take place at 10.30am on Friday, 30 August 2019. The Forum has been developed in partnership by SLE and National Park Authority staff in direct response to discussions with SLE Members.

The primary purpose of the Forum is to bring together SLE Members either within (or on the periphery of) the National Park, and National Park Authority staff in order to develop a meaningful two-way process for positive engagement and discussion.

The first meeting will take place at the National Park HQ building in Balloch and will be chaired by Sarah-Jane Laing, SLE Executive Director. 
 
In addition to agreeing the scope of the Forum, Alan Bell, the National Park Landscape and Ecology Manager, will give a talk on ‘Woodlands in the National Park’. Alan has been heavily involved with the writing of the Tree and Woodland Strategy and will be able to talk about woodland creation as well as improving the condition of existing woodlands.

The meeting will finish around 12.30pm when a light lunch will be provided by the National Park Authority.

If you wish to attend this meeting or if you would like further information, please contact scott.petrie@scottishlandandestates.co.uk