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
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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
People working in the housing sector across rural Scotland who have helped communities flourish are being urged to enter the 2021 Helping it Happen Awards.
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
Scottish Borders-based Hudson Hirsel has scooped a surprise ‘Judges’ Special Award’ in the national Helping it Happen Awards for its outstanding work in house building in rural Scotland.
Landlords of private rented homes and their agents are urging the Scottish Government to consider the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on Scotland’s ongoing efforts to improve the energy efficiency of Scotland’s private rented homes.
Greater flexibility and a rural focus in the planning system is required if rural communities are to thrive in the future as the lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic takes it toll, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE).
Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has appointed Mark Tennant as its new chairman. Mark Tennant and his family run the Innes Estate in Moray. He is a former chairman of Scottish Financial Enterprise and former deputy chairman of the Scottish Government’s financial services advisory board.
The Scottish Government has taken the decision not to introduce upcoming regulations to improve the energy efficiency of private rented housing given the current focus on coronavirus.
Scottish school children should be taught how their actions now can impact on climate change and the kind of homes they will live in in the future. Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) has called for more education for school kids on the important role housing plays in our lives, in response to the Sco
A lack of guidance and leadership from the Scottish Government on the incoming changes to the energy efficiency of homes is putting unnecessary pressure on Scotland’s vital private rental sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). The rural membership body has written an open lett