Tags - Rural Business

SLE welcomes measures that can boost recovery in rural Scotland


8 Jul 2020

A cut in hospitality and tourism VAT are among the measures Scottish Land & Estates welcomes in delivering a recovery boost to rural Scotland.

Mark Tennant, chairman of Scottish Land & Estates...

New Vice-Chairs complete SLE top team


2 Jul 2020

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural business membership organisation has appointed two new Vice-Chairs to complete their top team.

Dee Ward, who built up and sold an office water cooler...

SLE responds to Westminster Scottish Affairs Committee on coronavirus impact


24 Jun 2020

In its written response to the UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee on the impact of coronavirus on Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates, the rural business membership organisation, has said that...

Statement on Economic Recovery Report


23 Jun 2020

Commenting on the report of the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery – ‘Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland’, Sarah-Jane Laing, Chief Executive of Scottish Land & Estates said:


Progress made on short-term clarity for Scotland’s farming sector


19 Jun 2020

Scotland’s farming sector welcomes the security provided by this short-term Bill but remain keen to advance discussions on a longer-term solution to develop a resilient, efficient and thriving sector...

Rural Scotland ready to get going ahead of anticipated tourism restart


10 Jun 2020

Rural tourism and hospitality businesses are primed to assist Scotland’s economic recovery if reopening goes ahead next month.

Scottish Land & Estates has welcomed today’s statement from Rural...

Covid-19 community champions urged to enter national awards


8 Jun 2020

People and businesses in rural Scotland who have gone the extra mile to help their community during lockdown or those who have changed their business to deliver a local service are being urged to...

Supporting economic recovery must be the guiding principle for Brexit date


3 Jun 2020

Prioritising a smooth exit from the EU, with the right trade deals and legislation in place, is going to be central to ensuring our rural businesses and communities are in as strong a position as...

Nine in ten rural business owners confident they can reopen safely


20 May 2020

Over 90% of rural business owners in Scotland are confident they can reopen their business while safely adhering to social distancing measures.

A new survey carried out this week by Scottish Land &...

Furlough scheme extended


13 May 2020

The Chancellor has announced that the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October 2020. Furloughed workers across the UK will continue to receive 80% of...

SLE urges the Scottish Parliament for more ambitious farming policy


6 May 2020

Now is the time for bold and ambitious leadership to set out a long-term plan for Scottish agriculture that benefits everyone says Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the organisation which represents...

Country Sports Tourism Businesses now eligible for government help after SLE swoops in


1 May 2020

Scotland’s country sports tourism businesses which have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic can now apply for grant funding of up to £25,000 after being left out of original Scottish Government...