Tags - Land Reform

Openness and transparency - the new Scottish Land Commission Protocol

Blog Post

6 Apr 2020

Our policy adviser Gavin Mowat takes us through the new Scottish Land Commission Protocol.

At SLE we recognise the benefits openness and transparency, where greater clarity can reduce the potential...

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...

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...

Scottish landowners calling out telecoms giants


23 Dec 2019

Farmers and other landowners in Scotland have seen the average rent paid by telecoms giants to use their land for mobile phone masts and broadband apparatus slashed since a new Electronic...

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...

Chance to input to community engagement survey

Blog Post

21 May 2019

This weeks blog post has been written by Helen Barton & Kirsty Tait, Community Engagement Advisors at the Scottish Land Commission. 

Genuine community engagement is good for land owners because it...

Land reform debate should reflect contribution of land based businesses


20 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates has issued the following statement after a Scottish Land Commission report on landownership was published today.

Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of SLE, said: “There...

SLE stresses importance of openness and transparency in land ownership


12 Mar 2019

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has reiterated its support for openness and transparency in land ownership ahead of a parliamentary debate on the availability of information on land ownership on Tuesday...

Response to Scottish Land Commission report


10 Dec 2018

In response to the Scottish Land Commission’s final report on a potential land value tax in Scotland, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director, Scottish Land & Estates, said: 

“We’ll need to reflect on...

Scottish Land & Estates' statement on community ownership report


23 Nov 2018

In response to publication today (Friday, November 23) of a report by the Scottish Land Commission on community land ownership, Scottish Land & Estates issued the following statement.

Sarah Jane...

Transparency of land ownership supported but complex regulations raise concern


14 Nov 2018

Transparency of land ownership is important to both rural and urban Scotland – but new regulations around transparency and setting up a new Register need to be proportionate and easily understood.


Land managers share discussion and expertise on Scottish rural policy issues


26 Oct 2018

Policy issues key to the prosperity and development of business in rural Scotland have been discussed at an event for land managers organised by Scottish Land & Estates.
Jointly sponsored by...