Tags - Conservation

Spotting Squirrels this Red Squirrel Week

Blog Post

21 Sep 2020

Photo 1Keilidh Ewan is a Communications & Engagement Officer for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. In this blog she discusses the work being done by the organisation, and how you can participate in the 2020...

Forestry and Land Scotland out of season culling

Blog Post

11 Sep 2020

Following Forestry and Land Scotland’s decision to undertake out of season deer control on Scotland’s national forests and land, Scottish Land & Estates has made the following comment:

The Deer...

Woodland restoration at Annandale Estates

Blog Post

10 Sep 2020

Photo 1In this blog, our Dumfries and Galloway Regional Support Officer Tracey Roan covers her recent visit to Annandale Estates and looks at the work being undertaken there.

If your staycation ventures...

Grouse season proves a boost for rural businesses


12 Aug 2020

Rural businesses have heralded the start of the grouse season as a ‘lifeline’ in overcoming the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As parties gathered in the Angus Glens for the first day...

Mobile app to transform recording of raptors on grouse moors


3 Aug 2020

Recording bird of prey sightings across Scotland is set to take a major step forward thanks to a new app being developed in conjunction with grouse moors and gamekeepers.

The app, which uses the...

Appeal for information on poisoned sea eagle


27 Jul 2020

Scottish Land & Estates, which represents rural businesses, today joined a Police Scotland appeal for information over of the case of a sea eagle found poisoned in north-east Scotland.

Mark Tennant...

‘Missing’ hen harriers raised with police


25 Jun 2020

Scottish Land & Estates said today that it has contacted Police Scotland over allegations that two hen harriers have disappeared in the Cairngorms National Park.

Tim Baynes, Moorland Director...

Rural organisations appeal for care over new animal welfare legislation


16 Jun 2020


Rural organisations today appealed for parliamentarians to ‘legislate with care’ as they face an 11th hour bid to outlaw the control of mountain hares in Scotland.

The following organisations...

Collective effort needed to help mountain hares on unmanaged moorland


10 Jun 2020

The absence of mountain hares on unmanaged moorland across Scotland should be a collective priority rather than exclusively focusing on hare populations on grouse moors.

Scottish Land & Estates...

World Bee Day - The amazing diversity of British Bees!

Blog Post

20 May 2020

Buglife Scotland Manager Suzanne Burgess shares a number of interesting facts about bees throughout the United Kingdom, their importance to the ecosystem and the work being done to combat declining...

Cairngorms Nature Big 10 Days

Blog Post

14 May 2020

Our Environment Assistant Rebekah Strong writes about how the Cairngorms National Park is tackling the cancellation of a much loved annual festival due to the Covid-19 pandemic and turning it into an...

World Curlew Day

Blog Post

21 Apr 2020

For World Curlew Day, our Environment Assistant Rebekah Strong discusses Working for Waders and the work in progress to combat the decline of Curlew populations.

World Curlew DayIf you are lucky enough to be able...