Opportunities to increase the supply of new housing in rural Scotland have been discussed during a visit to a pioneering development in the Scottish Borders by minister for housing Paul McLennan MSP. Hirsel Estate, which is part of Douglas & Angus Estates and is located at Coldstream on the nort
Emergency measures to protect tenants during the cost of living crisis, including the private rent cap and additional eviction protections, will be extended for a final six months if approved by Parliament. In an answer to a question in Holyrood this week, tenants’ rights minister Patrick Harv
Issues affecting rural businesses and communities in Argyll have been raised with the UK Government during a visit by John Lamont MP to Ardkinglas Estate near Cairndow. Mr Lamont, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Scotland Office, joined representatives from several estates in the re
Rural communities are being urged to share success stories from their local regions as the nominations for the Helping it Happen Awards 2023 are launched. Estates, farms, rural businesses, individuals, charities and projects can all be nominated for awards which focus on the key role these parties p
Scottish Land & Estates, which represents land-based businesses across Scotland, has today announced a significant strengthening of its senior management team as the organisation engages in an ‘unprecedented’ range of legislative issues. Two new appointments have been made at executi
A coalition of landlords and letting bodies has submitted a Petition to the Court of Session in Edinburgh seeking a Judicial Review of the Scottish Government’s rent control and eviction ban legislation. The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL), Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) and Propertym
The enhanced eviction protections currently in place across both the social rented sector and private rented sector (PRS) are to remain in place after the end of March when the rent cap will also continue but only for the PRS, the Scottish Government has announced.
Two new staff appointments have strengthened membership services at rural business organisation, Scottish Land & Estates. Carmen McPherson has joined as membership communications manager at its Musselburgh headquarters whilst George Moore has been appointed as the South West Regional Support Off
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has welcomed plans for welfare benefits to keep pace with inflation but expressed concern that other measures announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn statement don’t go far enough to protect social housing tenants during an u
Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has welcomed a new rural property expert to its headquarters policy team. Anna Gardiner has joined SLE as a policy adviser (rural property), bringing a wealth of experience from her career in commercial and residential property.
Rural-focused provisions within the latest draft of the National Planning Framework 4 (NPF4) have been given a cautious welcome by rural business organisation, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). The revised NPF4, which sets out sustainable policies against which planning applications would be assess