Tags - Country Sports

A morning on the moor

Blog Post

16 Aug 2019

For Emma Dickinson, SLE Digital Communications Officer, the Glorious Twelfth was the first time out on a Scottish moor, experiencing a grouse shoot. She discusses what she learnt and how there is more...

Fake news must not shape future of grouse moors


9 Aug 2019

Following the recent story falsely claiming that shooters were travelling from the UK to hunt puffins in Iceland, Tim Baynes, Director of the Scottish Land and Estates Moorland Group, discusses the...

A receding hare line? Not on our moorlands

Blog Post

27 Jun 2019

Managing land in Scotland is a subject that often triggers passionate debate, none more so when it comes to the care of our native mountain hare.

Green Party MSP Alison Johnstone this week launched...

Benefits of moorland management


26 Apr 2019

With moorland management under ever more scrutiny, Tim Baynes Scottish Land and Estates Moorland Group Director, has reiterated the immense value of existing moorland management practices in an open...

SLE responds following John Finnie MSP's comments on sporting rates


8 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates has responded to comments made by John Finnie, Green MSP for Highlands & Islands, in an article published by The National on 23rd February 2019.

Letter to John Finnie MSP:


Statement on RSPB call for grouse moor licensing regime


14 Dec 2018

In response to publication today (December 14) of a report by RSPB calling for the introduction of licensing of grouse moors, Scottish Land & Estates issued the following statement.

David Johnstone...

Countryside organisations support official review of grouse moor management


5 Nov 2018

Countryside and wildlife organisations today appealed for the Scottish Government-led review into grouse moor management to be allowed to take its course in the interests of rural Scotland.


Bird of prey persecution at an all-time low


25 Sep 2018

Following publication today of the RSPB ‘Birdcrime’ report, Scottish Land & Estates – whose membership includes sporting estates across Scotland – issued the following statement.

David Johnstone...

Shooting estates at heart of efforts to increase Hen Harrier numbers


13 Aug 2018

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 moor the merrier as grouse shooting season gets under way


13 Aug 2018

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...

Life as the Learner of the Year

Blog Post

2 Aug 2018

mrToday’s guest blog is from Megan Rowland, Assistant Land Manager on Gordonbush estate. Brought up in a farming and crofting community, Megan relocated to the Highlands in 2012 to work within the...

Working with local schools (AGMG)

HIH Case Study

11 Jul 2018

The Angus Glens Moorland Group is a collection of sporting estates Angus founded in 2015. They demonstrate the work these estates and their staff undertake undertake for our countryside, highlighting...