Tags - Conservation

Making Salmon Conservation a National Priority

Blog Post

3 Mar 2020

As a keystone species, the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) has significant economic, social, cultural and environmental importance to Scotland.

Salmon live in freshwater rivers throughout Scotland...

Behind the scenes on BBC's Countryfile at Auchlyne & Suie Estate

Blog Post

3 Mar 2020

Nicola Colquhoun is a Land Management Adviser and Laird-in-waiting at Auchlyne & Suie Estate. In this guest blog, she discusses the experience of filming with BBC’s Countryfile and the importance of...

A Million Trees To Save the River Dee's Salmon

Blog Post

25 Feb 2020

Dr Lorraine Hawkins is the River Director for the River Dee Trust. Here she discusses the aims of a project designed to tackle a decline in salmon numbers by planting 1,000,000 trees.


On the...

Land managers perfectly placed to deliver environmental vision


25 Feb 2020

Commenting on the Scottish Government’s Environment Strategy for Scotland: vision and outcomes report published today (25 February 2020), Stephen Young, Head of Policy at Scottish Land & Estates said...

Shooting and rural organisations take responsibility of move away from lead ammunition


24 Feb 2020

Leading shooting and rural organisations have today announced they want an end to the use of lead and single-use plastics in shotgun ammunition for live quarry shooting within five years.


European conservation accreditation awarded to Dumfries & Galloway estate


5 Feb 2020

A sporting estate in a remote glen in Dumfries & Galloway, which welcomes tourists from around the world, has received a prestigious accreditation which recognises landowners who are committed to best...

Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

Blog Post

17 Jan 2020

Red squirrels are an iconic, much loved part of Scotland’s wildlife and to celebrate and promote their conservation the 21st January has been declared Red Squirrel Appreciation Day! There have been...

Attending the Oxford Farming Conference 2020

Blog Post

10 Jan 2020

This week Eleanor and myself were fortunate enough to attend the Oxford Farming Conference. This was a really useful opportunity to meet industry influencers, represent the interests of Scottish Land...

Saving our wild salmon: Making salmon conservation a national priority


7 Jan 2020

Scottish Land & Estates, Fisheries Management Scotland logos

Leading figures in salmon conservation will meet key politicians at the Scottish Parliament today (Tuesday, January 7) to address a looming crisis in wild stocks.

Environmental change, and a range...

Next Scottish Land & Estates Chairman announced


24 Dec 2019

Mark Tennant has been appointed Chairman Designate by the Board of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) the rural business organisation.

Mark’s family business Innes Estate in Elgin has been a member of...

Calls for bigger fines and longer sentences for wildlife criminals


12 Dec 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing, killing badgers or birds of prey should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says...

Glacial features to boggy land – Scotland’s hero habitats

Blog Post

10 Oct 2019

Andy Dorin is Scottish Natural Heritage’s Head of Protected Areas and Surveillance. Here he discusses how Scotland’s world-class habitats and more mundane ones are doing good things for people and...