Policy & Lobbying
Education
The role of education in raising awareness of land management practices is of critical importance, and Scottish Land & Estates is committed to working with others such as RHET to ensure that land management is fully integrated into the Curriculum for Excellence.  Scottish Land & Estates also wishes to see the strategy for education widened to encompass of all Scotland’s society, and we will be:
  • Focusing on a communications strategy and associated plan to raise awareness of the positive contribution of land managers
  • Raising awareness of the wealth of public benefits delivered by our members
  • Developing resources which can be used to educate specific sections of society on land management issues

Education is a key component of our access work, and Scottish Land & Estates continues to call for a strong and well funded public outdoor access education campaign.

 

    Education News

    • 08/10/2012 - Connecting youth with the Countryside
      An often heard complaint is that ever-growing urban populations don’t understand the rural environment – whether that is what it takes to produce their food, the management practices that maintain the countryside or how their day-to-day activities in the city affect the natural world.  One way that landowners can make
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    • 25/05/2012 - Landowners Seek Goverment Backing For Rural Modern Apprenticeships Scheme
      Scottish Land & Estates, which represents 2,500 landowners across Scotland, has called upon the Government during National Apprenticeship Week to back their proposals to make rural modern apprenticeships fit for purpose for today’s rural business sector.  Following strong demand from its members, Scottish Land & Es
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    • 18/01/2012 - Rural Schools Vital to Communities
      In responding to the Commission for Rural Education’s Call for evidence, Scottish Land & Estates has outlined the critical role rural schools play in the sustainability of rural underlined and has urged the Commission to increase linkages between local schools and local estates and businesses. To view the response p
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    • 01/06/2011 - Halt to Rural Schools Closures
      Scottish local authorities have been asked not to progress or bring forward new proposals to close any rural school for one year. A Commission on the Delivery of Rural Education will be established to consider the provision of education in rural communities and to take a comprehensive look at the Schools (Consultation
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