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We manage 37,000 hectares (around 91,000 acres) of land in rural Scotland the vast majority is let for a variety of uses including farming, residential, commercial, sporting and mineral operations. This includes the Glenlivet and Fochabers estates in Moray, the Applegirth Estate in Dumfries & Galloway and the Whitehill Estate in Midlothian. Forestry assets on these estates are managed directly by us rather than being let.

We lease land and property to encourage a range of uses, helping to create a secure economic future for the communities we work with. This includes investing in public access and educational work to attract visitors as well as conservation projects to increase biodiversity.

Crown Estate Scotland works closely with tenants, local authorities and other partners to

  • Promote prosperity and economic opportunities 
  • Enhance and improve the natural environment
  • Support local tourism and recreation
  • Engage with, and support sustainability of, local communities
  • Care for some of Scotland’s best wildlife and geological sites
  • Manage the land well and for the long term