Scottish Land & Estates

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Sarah-Jane Laing has been appointed as chief executive of Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) as the rural business organisation enters the most challenging era in its 110-year history. Starting out at the organisation fifteen years ago as housing strategy officer before moving to the role of hea

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Private landlords who commit to providing affordable housing should be given the same financial support as housing associations to improve the energy efficiency of their properties, according to Scottish Land & Estates (SLE). In its response to the Scottish Government’s Energy Efficiency (

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More empty homes in the countryside could be returned to use if greater policy flexibility was available to recognise the “unique circumstances” of rural Scotland, according to Scottish Land & Estates. After providing evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s local government and c

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