Tags - Rural crime

SLE backs livestock attack Bill


20 Jan 2021

Targeted legislation to deal with dog attacks on livestock is a hugely welcome move for rural Scotland, Scottish Land & Estates said today.

The rural business organisation has said it supports the...

SLE supports tough action and penalties on wildlife crime


13 Aug 2020

Estates and land managers share the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling all forms of wildlife crime.

Scottish Land & Estates made the comments following publication of a blog by Cabinet...

‘Missing’ hen harriers raised with police


25 Jun 2020

Scottish Land & Estates said today that it has contacted Police Scotland over allegations that two hen harriers have disappeared in the Cairngorms National Park.

Tim Baynes, Moorland Director...

Loch Clunie disturbances prompts appeal for action over anti-social behaviour


4 Jun 2020

A group of Perthshire estates have appealed to politicians for help following serious incidents of anti-social behaviour that has wreaked havoc in rural areas.

As lockdown restrictions began to...

Councils urged not to charge flytipping victims at the dump


19 May 2020

Household Waste and Recycling Centres (HWRCs) are due to be opened by Scottish councils on 1 June 2020 to allow safe and responsible access for locals.

We strongly welcome the move to re-open...

Scottish Government asked to step in as bin bag of human faeces found among illegally dumped rubbish


6 May 2020

Flytipping cases continue to surge, with a bin bag of human excrement found among items illegally dumped in the Scottish countryside during lockdown.

Scottish Land & Estates (SLE), the rural...

Farmers fighting to feed the country see flytipping spike


9 Apr 2020

Scotland’s leading rural and environmental organisations have issued a statement in relation to the rise in fly-tipping during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Over the past few weeks, we have seen Scotland...

UK Farming Roundtable February 2020 - focusing on the Agriculture Bill and trade

Blog Post

20 Feb 2020

This week on Tuesday 18 February the UK Farming Roundtable met for the first time since the General Election and Brexit day. The Agriculture Bill and the impact of two storms in as many weeks with...

New police wildlife crime training welcomed by SLE


20 Jan 2020

New police training to detect and investigate instances of wildlife crime has been welcomed by Scottish Land & Estates.

Announced by Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP, Police Scotland has...


Blog Post

4 Sep 2019

This week on our blog, the National Wildlife Crime Unit tells us a little more about their social media campaign, Undisturbed. The campaign, which encourages photographers and drone users to minimise...

Calls for bigger fines and longer prison sentences for wildlife criminals


16 Aug 2019

People convicted of wildlife crimes such as deer poaching, hare coursing and bird of prey persecution should receive bigger fines and longer prison sentences than currently available says Scottish...

SLE responds to NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report


5 Aug 2019

Responding to the recently published NFU Mutual Rural Crime Report 2019, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director at Scottish Land & Estates, said: “Rural crime continues to have a real impact throughout...