Tags - Farming

Psychological impact of farm crime

Blog Post

13 Feb 2020

A new anonymous research survey has been launched to gather data on the wider implications of farm crime across the UK. While many reports talk about the effect farm crime has on the financial and...

Agriculture Transformation Programme Welcomed


7 Feb 2020

Scottish Land & Estates and WWF Scotland welcome the announcement by Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, of a new Agriculture Transformation Programme to help farmers contribute...

English farmers given more certainty than those north of the border


16 Jan 2020

Commenting on today’s introduction of a new UK Agriculture Bill, Sarah-Jane Laing, Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates said:

“Today’s UK Agriculture Bill gives English farmers more certainty...

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...

Women in Agriculture Taskforce Report


28 Nov 2019

Commenting on the Women in Agriculture Taskforce Report, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of Scottish Land & Estates and member of the taskforce said:

“Speaking from personal experience, the...

SLE comment on BBC's 'Meat: A threat to our planet?'


26 Nov 2019

Commenting on the BBC One programme 'Meat: A threat to our planet?' aired on 25 November 2019, Stephen Young, Head of Policy at Scottish Land & Estates said:

“Scotland’s farmers are already playing...

Meet the Helping It Happen finalists: Innovation in Farming Award

Blog Post

26 Sep 2019

Our Helping It Happen Awards tell the story of those rural business who are playing a key role in enabling and supporting success in rural areas. This year’s finalists in the Innovation in Farming...

SLE welcomes convergence funding announcement


4 Sep 2019

Following on from today’s announcement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid, that the UK Government intends to provide an extra £160 million for Scottish farmers, Stephen Young, Head of...

SLE support call for convergence funding for Scotland


4 Sep 2019

Responding to Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy Fergus Ewing’s calls for the UK Government to right the ‘historic injustice’ of the convergence funding for Scottish farmers, Stephen Young, Head of...

SLE statement on Programme for Government


4 Sep 2019

Commenting on today’s Programme for Government, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of Scottish Land & Estates said:

“Today’s commitment from the Scottish Government to renew their focus on land...

Lessons from the policy tour so far

Blog Post

2 Aug 2019

This week, three of our policy team, Eleanor Kay, Marcelina Hamilton and Emma Steel, began their tour of the North East and Highland Regions. They talk us through what they have learnt about the...

The SAC report is positive boost for farmers


31 Jul 2019

Commenting on the publication of the Scottish Affairs Committee report on the Future of Scottish Agriculture post-Brexit, David Johnstone, Chairman of Scottish Land & Estates, which represents farmers...