Scottish Land & Estates



SLE welcomes 'proportionate response' to short-term lets licensing concerns

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.

Published 11 October 2021

Four housing projects shortlisted in Scottish Land & Estates awards

Four Scottish housing projects have been named finalists in the Scotland-wide Helping it Happen Awards 2021.

Published 10 September 2021

Climate crisis debate to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson

A Scottish Housing Day debate is to be held in memory of Alan Ferguson.

Published 17 August 2021

Call for rethink on 'one size fits all' approach to short-term lets

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).

Published 16 August 2021

Scottish Land & Estates announces four new appointments

Four new staff appointments have been made by Scottish Land & Estates (SLE) to boost its policy and public affairs team.

Published 29 July 2021

SLE launches manifesto with plea to retain affordable rural homes for renters

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.

Published 16 April 2021

Housing sector urged to enter Helping it Happen awards

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.

Published 31 March 2021

Self caterers and B&Bs unite to oppose short-term lets regulations

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.

Published 25 January 2021

SLE calls for 'urgent rethink' on licensing of short-term lets during COVID recovery

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.

Published 14 December 2020

Pauline McNeill calls for political support for Fair Rents Bill

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.

Published 10 December 2020

Rural businesses and landowners criticise 'blanket approach' to short-term lets

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 landowners.

Published 19 October 2020

Landowners take aim at proposed Scottish planning reforms

Landowners have criticised proposals to remove the presumption in favour of development that contributes to sustainable development from Scotland's planning system.

Published 12 October 2020

Hudson Hirsel wins national Helping It Happen award

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.

Published 1 October 2020

Landlords outline concerns over energy efficiency improvement works backlog

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.

Published 11 June 2020

Scottish Land & Estates calls for planning flexibility in rural communities

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).

Published 4 May 2020