Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has welcomed two new members of staff to augment its headquarters team. Sarah Madden has joined SLE as a policy adviser (rural communities) and Hannah Lloyd joins as the organisation’s business development manager.
A housebuilder based in Coldstream in the Scottish Borders and a Housing Trust based near Aviemore have been named winners in the national Helping it Happen Awards 2021. Now in its fifth year, the Helping It Happen Awards have become firmly established in recognising the role of estates, farms, and
The Scottish Government has addressed a number of concerns outlined by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) with changes to the licensing scheme for short-term lets, the rural business body has revealed. Last week, social justice secretary Shona Robison set out “pragmatic
Four Scottish housing projects have been named finalists in the Scotland-wide Helping it Happen Awards 2021. Now in its fifth year, the Helping it Happen Awards have become firmly established in recognising the role of estates, businesses and community groups who are helping rural Scotland thrive. T
A Scottish Housing Day debate is to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson. The Climate Crisis in Housing - 'Too hot to handle’? will debate the statement: "The real problem of minimising residential carbon emissions lies in the private sector, not with social housing".
New licensing laws being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland’s rural communities at a time when people are reeling from the wide-scale impacts of Covid-19, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). In response to the Scottish Government consult
Four new staff appointments have been made by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) to boost its policy and public affairs team. Lindsay Duncan, Simon Ovenden, Paul Richardson and Andrew Henderson have joined SLE’s headquarters team at its base in Musselburgh and will each play a role in advising
The drive for energy efficiency must not jeopardise the supply of affordable rural homes for local people, according to Scottish Land and Estates (SLE) as it launched a manifesto 'People, Jobs and Nature' ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections. The rural business organisation put a spotligh
With new regulations on short-term lets set to be put before the Scottish Parliament’s Local Government and Communities Committee next month, Scottish Land & Estates has teamed up with other organisations to state their case against the proposals. Proposals for new regulations on shor
Pursuing a new licensing regime for short-term lets in the midst of the pandemic has the potential to cause further serious damage to the rural economy, Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has said. The rural business organisation said it was perplexed by the Scottish Government's announcement that it
Pauline McNeill MSP has stressed the 'urgent' need for rent controls as the Scottish Parliament’s local government committee completes its consultation into the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill. The Bill, which was rejected by the committee earlier this year, was resurrected following pres
New regulations being proposed for short-term let housing could have a devastating impact on Scotland’s rural communities, most of whom are already under severe pressure dealing with the wide-scale impacts of COVID-19, according to the organisation representing rural businesses and landow
Landowners have criticised proposals to remove the presumption in favour of development that contributes to sustainable development from Scotland's planning system. The Scottish Government is currently consulting on amendments to the Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemi