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ScotLand Matters: The Scottish Land & Estates Podcast

ScotLand Matters: The Scottish Land & Estates Podcast

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'ScotLand Matters' provides listeners with the opportunity to listen in to recently recorded conversations and interviews with fascinating people and senior figures from all over rural Scotland. Find out more about Scottish Land & Estates at - www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk Follow us on social media: Facebook - www.facebook.com/ScottishLandandEstates Twitter - @ScotLandEstates Instagram - @scottishlandandestates LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/company/scottish-land-&-estates
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In conversation with: FBR Seed's David Seed, Professor Russel Griggs and SLE's Sarah-Jane Laing on the future of rural businesses in the South of Scotland

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In conversation with: The Scottish Land Commission's Bob McIntosh (Tenant Farming Commissioner) & SLE's Sarah-Jane Laing
In this episode of Scotland Matters, our Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Laing sits down with Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner with the The Scottish Land Commission, for a discussion around issues faced by those in the tenanted sector, looking at what's next, and how to encourage more people to get into farming. This episode was recorded on 14 June 2022. Find out more about The Scottish Land Commission - www.landcommission.gov.scot View our schedule of events - www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/events Read the latest edition of LandBusiness Magazine - www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/resources/land-business-magazine Find out what a Scottish Land & Estates Membership can do for you -  www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/membership
32:14
June 24, 2022
In conversation with: SRUC's Prof. Mark Reed & WES's Caroline Pringle on questions around soil carbon
In this episode of Scotland Matters, our Wildlife Estates Scotland Project Officer Caroline Pringle sits down with ​Mark Reed, Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship and Co-Director of the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC). This episode works as a companion piece to an interview with Mark, featured in the latest edition of LandBusiness Magazine, asking questions around the subject of the soil carbon market, finding out more about the research taking place behind the scenes, and the implications for land managers across Scotland. This episode was recorded on 5 April 2022. Find out more about SRUC - www.sruc.ac.uk Find out more about Mark Reed  - www.profmarkreed.com Find out more about Track 1 of the National Test Programme (NTP): Preparing for Sustainable Farming - www.gov.scot/news/preparing-for-sustainable-farming Read the interview with Mark in LandBusiness Magazine - "Getting up to speed on the soil carbon code" Find out what a Scottish Land & Estates Membership can do for you -  www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/membership
37:58
June 17, 2022
In conversation with: Lantra Scotland's ALBAS winners & SLE's Hannah Lloyd
In this episode of Scotland Matters, our Business Development Manager Hannah Lloyd sits down with ​Liz Barron‑Majerik, Director at Lantra Scotland, along with Alicja Blaszczyk and Rory Donaldson who were both winners at this years Lantra Scotland's ALBAS. Find out about the ALBAS, the winners, advice for young people looking to work in the rural sector, and much more! This episode was recorded on 7 April 2022. Find out more about Lantra Scotland’s ALBAS 2022 - www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/news/lantra-scotlands-albas-22-winners-revealed Find out more about Lantra Scotland - www.scotland.lantra.co.uk Find out what a Scottish Land & Estates Membership can do for you -  www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/membership
24:19
May 06, 2022
In conversation with: WES's Caroline Pringle & SLE's Calum Henderson on Wildlife Estates Scotland
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, our Digital Projects Manager Calum Henderson chats with Caroline Pringle, Project Officer for Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES). The first in a series of upcoming WES-themed episodes, this is the perfect place to find answers to any questions you may have about the initiative. Whether you are well-acquainted with WES, or hearing about it for the first time, this episode aims to provide you with background information about the history of Wildlife Estates Scotland and reasons to become accredited! This was recorded on 19 April 2022. Find out more about Wildlife Estates Scotland - www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/wildlife-estates-scotland Follow WES on Social Media Facebook – www.facebook.com/WildlifeEstatesScotland Twitter – @wildlifeestates  Instagram – @wildlifeestates_scotland Find out what a Scottish Land & Estates Membership can do for you -  www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk/membership
27:55
April 22, 2022
In conversation with: Bidwells' Mark Myles & SLE's Sarah Madden on National Development Planning for Scotland’s rural areas
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, our Policy Adviser (Rural Communities) Sarah Madden sits down with Mark Myles, Partner and Head of Planning Scotland at Bidwells. The episode answers questions you may have around the draft National Planning Framework (NPF4), including an explanation of what it covers, and its relevance and importance for rural Scotland. We are delighted that representatives from Bidwells will be among exhibitors in attendance at our Flagship Annual Conference 2022: Homes At The Heart Of Rural Communities, taking place on 17 May 2022 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh. Book your places online now! This episode is sponsored by Bidwells, and was recorded on 16 March 2022. Find out more about Bidwells - www.bidwells.co.uk
26:56
March 30, 2022
In conversation with: VELUX's Neil Freshwater & SLE's Lindsay Duncan on the Healthy Homes Barometer
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, our Policy Adviser (Rural Business & Property) Lindsay Duncan sits down with Neil Freshwater, Public Affairs Manager at VELUX. The episode covers VELUX's findings on the Healthy Homes Barometer, an annual research-based report that takes the pulse of Europe's building stock. This episode is sponsored by Velux, and was recorded on 8 March 2022. Find out more about VELUX - www.velux.com
19:33
March 14, 2022
In conversation with: Bidwells' Andrew Wood & SLE's Stephen Young on strategic planning issues
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, Scottish Land & Estates’ Head of Policy Stephen Young speaks with Partner and Head of Development and Planning for Bidwells, Andrew Wood, on strategic planning. The episode covers various questions around development and planning, including: What 'strategic planning' means  The different kinds of developments such planning can relate to The sort of things that landowners should consider when looking at a development site  and much more.  This episode is sponsored by Bidwells, and was recorded on 26 January 2022. You can find out more about Bidwells on their website - www.bidwells.co.uk
33:45
February 07, 2022
The special place of Scotland in the battle against climate change - Lord Deben
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, we're sharing with you the Keynote Address given by Lord Deben at our Virtual Annual Conference: The Business of Climate Change. This recording was captured on 29 September 2021.  A video version of this recording with an additional Q&A session is available to listen to on our website - www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk
14:32
November 18, 2021
Climate change and the land: challenges and opportunities - Professor Sir Dieter Helm, CBE
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, we're sharing with you the keynote address given by Professor Sir Dieter Helm, CBE at our Virtual Annual Conference: The Business of Climate Change. This recording was captured on 29 September 2021. A video version of this recording with an additional Q&A session is available to listen to on our website - www.scottishlandandestates.co.uk
26:45
November 04, 2021
In conversation with: The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust's Ross Macleod & SLE's Calum Henderson on Auchnerran Farm
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, Scottish Land & Estates’ Digital Communications Officer Calum Henderson speaks with Ross Macleod of The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) about the Trust's demonstration farm at Auchnerran. Expanding upon 'Focus on the future of farming,' an article in the Autumn 2021 edition of LandBusiness Magazine (available online now), this episode covers a number of bases, from the purpose of the farm, and how it came to be, to the local wildlife in the area. The episode also covers questions around carbon audits and natural capital assessments, providing an introduction to those who may not be familiar with the terms or what these entail in a practical sense.  This episode was recorded on 26 August 2021. Find out more about GWCT on their website - www.gwct.org.uk
19:58
October 04, 2021
In conversation with: Bidwells' Andy Turnbull & SLE's Stephen Young on natural capital
In this episode of ScotLand Matters, Scottish Land & Estates’ Head of Policy Stephen Young speaks with Andy Turnbull of Bidwells on the subject of natural capital. The episode covers various subjects, including different variations of land uses (including regenerative agriculture), climate change, biodiversity, and more. This episode is sponsored by Bidwells, and was recorded on 24 August 2021.  Find out more about Bidwells on their website - www.bidwells.co.uk
56:17
September 01, 2021
In conversation with: FBR Seed's David Seed, Professor Russel Griggs and SLE's Sarah-Jane Laing on the future of rural businesses in the South of Scotland
Recorded on Friday 30 July 2021 as part of our virtual offering for what would have been the week of the Border Union Show, this conversation saw FBR Seed's David Seed and Professor Russel Griggs joined by SLE's Chief Executive, Sarah-Jane Laing. Featuring an introduction and closing remarks from Trevor Jackson, Chair of the South East Committee, the conservation covers a variety of fascinating topics as the trio of speakers discuss what the future of rural businesses in the South of Scotland could and should look like. Find out more about FBR Seed - www.fbrseed.com
59:36
August 03, 2021
In conversation with: Experts on the future of agricultural policy
Recorded on Friday 18 June 2021 as part of our virtual events for the Royal Highland Showcase, this conversation saw farmer and Chair of Quality Meat Scotland Kate Rowell, Chair of the Arable Sector Climate Group Andrew Moir, and Chair of the Dairy Sector Climate Change Group Jackie McCreery led in discussion by Scottish Land & Estates' Head of Policy Stephen Young. Find out more about Quality Meat Scotland - www.qmscotland.co.uk Find out more about the Dairy Sector Climate Change Group - www.gov.scot/groups/dairy-sector-climate-change-group
59:27
June 23, 2021
In conversation with: NatureScot's Dr Mike Cantlay and SLE's Mark Tennant on the Shared Approach to Wildlife Management including rewilding and biodiversity
Recorded on Thursday 17 June 2021 as part of our virtual events for the Royal Highland Showcase, this conversation saw NatureScot's Chair Dr Mike Cantlay in the hot seat being asked questions by SLE Chairman, Mark Tennant. Rewilding, biodiversity and working in partnership were some of the areas discussed. Find out more about NatureScot - www.nature.scot
01:02:10
June 23, 2021
In conversation with: SLE's Sarah-Jane Laing and RHASS's Alan Laidlaw on land reform
Recorded on Wednesday 16 June 2021 as part of our virtual events for the Royal Highland Showcase, this conversation saw Scottish Land & Estates' Chief Executive Sarah-Jane Laing answer questions set by Alan Laidlaw, CEO of the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland. Topics covered include the issue of land reform. Find out more about the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland - www.rhass.org.uk
01:01:39
June 23, 2021
In conversation with: Oxbury Bank's Nick Evans and SLE's Lindsay Duncan on financial management of your business ideas including diversification
Recorded on Tuesday 15 June 2021 as part of our virtual events for the Royal Highland Showcase, this conversation saw Scottish Land & Estates' Policy Adviser Lindsay Duncan talk with Oxbury Bank's Nick Evans about financial management and funding available for Scotland's rural sector. Find out more about Oxbury Bank - www.oxbury.com
46:52
June 23, 2021