Scottish Land & Estates



Agricultural landlords to take 'constructive' approach to tenant farming housing improvements

Scottish Land & Estates has said that agricultural landlords will work constructively with the Scottish Government and others to improve housing stock on tenanted farms.

Published 3 October 2018

New head of policy appointed at Scottish Land & Estates

Scottish Land & Estates has appointed Katy Dickson as its new head of policy.

Published 8 May 2018

Rural housing providers welcome increased energy standards but advise care on implementation

The Scottish Government’s announcement of a long term strategy for energy efficiency has been broadly welcomed by rural housing providers but caution has been urged in the plan's implementation.

Published 4 May 2018

New plan to boost number of affordable rural homes

A housing manufacturer has struck a deal with Scottish Land and Estates to offer Scottish landowners the chance to boost rural incomes, deliver affordable housing, and sustain local communities though its new affordable homes programme.

Published 3 January 2018

Flexible planning system required to deliver much need rural housing

Scottish Land & Estates has called for Scotland’s planning system to create more flexible rural housing policies to support delivery of rural housing and self-build homes.

Published 12 April 2017

Housing minister visits pioneering Lockerbie housing development

A Lockerbie estate that has pioneered affordable, energy efficient housing has been visited by Scotland’s housing minister.

Published 29 March 2017

Call to reset fuel poverty elimination target date

National fuel poverty charity Energy Action Scotland has urged Scottish Ministers to reset the target to eliminate fuel poverty in Scotland.

Published 25 October 2016

Rural Scotland ‘needs more focus’ within planning review

The independent review of the Scottish Planning System missed an opportunity to address important planning issues within the rural sector, according to Scottish Land & Estates and rural property specialist Savills.

Published 13 June 2016

Govanhill Housing Association CEO appointed to Scottish Land Fund committee

Govanhill Housing Association CEO Anne Lear has been announced as one of seven members appointed to the new Scottish Land Fund (SLF) committee.

Published 24 March 2016

Rural landlords ‘likely to rethink letting’ following new tenancies bill

New legislation on private housing tenancies is likely to lead to a major rethink by landlords on continuing to let properties, Scottish Land & Estates has warned.

Published 21 March 2016

Rural sector appeals for new tenancy bill to safeguard housing for employees

Scottish Land & Estates and NFU Scotland have appealed to Scottish ministers to ensure that businesses have the ability to supply accommodation for employees in rural areas in forthcoming tenancy legislation.

Published 11 March 2016

New £25m fund to boost affordable housing in rural areas

The Scottish Government has announced a new £25 million fund to help bring an estimated 500 new affordable homes specifically to rural areas.

Published 29 February 2016

Tenancy bill amendments ‘will have negative effect’ on rural housing supply

New amendments to the Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill have the potential to create significant problems for the provision of rural homes, Scottish Land & Estates has said.

Published 12 February 2016

Private Tenancies Bill ‘lacks grounds to provide homes for employees’

Housing minister Margaret Burgess has been urged to think again over a lack of grounds to provide homes for employees in the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 25 January 2016