SLE

Communities are ‘vital’ in supporting Scotland’s climate change response

Communities are ‘vital’ in supporting Scotland’s climate change response

Scottish Land & Estates, the rural business organisation, has said communities are vital in supporting Scotland’s climate change response. The...

March 4, 2021

Land reform discussion ‘not reflective’ of modern land ownership and usage – SLE

Land reform discussion ‘not reflective’ of modern land ownership and usage – SLE

Following publication by the Scottish Land Commission of a new discussion paper on land reform legislative proposals, Scottish Land and...

February 4, 2021

Land organisations react to Brexit trade deal

Land organisations react to Brexit trade deal

Land organisations across the UK have responded to the news of a Brexit trade deal that has been reached between...

December 29, 2020

‘The introduction of land value tax would have an impact on every corner of Scotland’ – SLE

‘The introduction of land value tax would have an impact on every corner of Scotland’ – SLE

In response to a new report prepared for the Scottish Land Commission on land and property taxation in Scotland, Sarah-Jane...

December 10, 2020

‘Spending review will benefit rural Scotland’ – SLE

‘Spending review will benefit rural Scotland’ – SLE

Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has welcomed funding commitments from the Spending Review which can help aid the rural economy...

November 26, 2020

SLE welcomes new strategy for rural land payments

SLE welcomes new strategy for rural land payments

The Scottish government strategy for rural payments for 2020-21 will be broadly welcomed by farmers and land managers, according to...

November 13, 2020

‘Our rural economies have most to fear through the uncertainty of Brexit’ – SLE

‘Our rural economies have most to fear through the uncertainty of Brexit’ – SLE

The twin tests of Brexit and maintaining Scotland’s high-quality food production should not detract from the biggest challenge of our...

November 11, 2020

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

SLE supports planned changes to CAP and LFASS

Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has welcomed planned changes to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Less Favoured Area Support...

November 6, 2020

Report on grouse shooting shows its impact on biodiversity

Report on grouse shooting shows its impact on biodiversity

Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) has welcomed research carried out by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the James Hutton Institute,...

November 5, 2020

Role of the TAC requires further clarity on implementation – SLE

Role of the TAC requires further clarity on implementation – SLE

An increased role for the UK parliament in protecting food standards in future trade deals has been welcomed by Scottish Land...

November 4, 2020

‘UK parliament should have comparable oversight and scrutiny of future trade deals’

‘UK parliament should have comparable oversight and scrutiny of future trade deals’

Further attempts to strengthen legislation on imported food standards and trade deals post-Brexit have been welcomed by Scottish Land and...

October 23, 2020

‘New approach’ needed to protect livestock from attacks – SLE

‘New approach’ needed to protect livestock from attacks – SLE

A new approach which increases the focus on preventing incidents of livestock worrying rather than simply punishing those responsible is...

September 26, 2020

‘We do not want to see barriers to trade within the UK’ – SLE

‘We do not want to see barriers to trade within the UK’ – SLE

“New barriers to trade within the UK must be avoided at all costs if we are to create a system...

September 22, 2020

‘Flexibility in Covid-19 job retention scheme needed for rural Scotland’ – SLE

‘Flexibility in Covid-19 job retention scheme needed for rural Scotland’ – SLE

Limitations in the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is one of the chief concerns of rural companies during the Covid-19 crisis,...

April 12, 2020

Scottish rural organisations plea with those exercising in the countryside

Scottish rural organisations plea with those exercising in the countryside

With the country in lockdown and all gyms and sporting facilities closed; people have taken to new forms of exercise...

April 4, 2020