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Glenlivet Estate 2050 - Stage 2

Glenlivet Estate 2050

Crown Estate Scotland has launched the second stage of its exciting project to explore how the Glenlivet Estate might evolve over the next 30 years.

The ‘Glenlivet Estate 2050’ project began in 2022 and aims to identify how the Estate can best adapt for the future in a way that:

  • supports local jobs and investment
  • attracts the next generation
  • improves the environment
  • helps to address the challenges of the climate emergency and nature crisis

The project, which is being delivered in two stages, will produce a long-term vision for the Estate to 2050 and identify opportunities and recommendations for the next five years.

During stage one people who live, work, or have an interest in the Estate were asked to assist Crown Estate Scotland establish a vision and a series of themes around which the area could be developed in the long term.

The themes identified during the first stage were:

  • A thriving farming sector which manages the transition to net zero, where farm tenants are supported and valued as stewards of the Estate, its soils and its wildlife
  • An approach to woodland planting and management based on the principle of having ‘the right trees in the right places’
  • Sporting and wildlife management that supports healthy ecosystems and a vibrant rural communit
  • Safeguarding water resources for future generations
  • Balancing tourism with environmental and community interests, encouraging visitors to stay and explore the area and become a rural exemplar of ‘active lifestyles’
  • Housing stock that provides affordable, high-quality, energy-efficient accommodation

The second stage of the project will see further consideration of these themes to develop a more detailed vision, strategy, and action plan for the Estate. Local people will again be asked to contribute via a further community conversation due to kick off in September 2023

Crown Estate Scotland is pleased to be working in partnership with Cairngorms National Park Authority, Moray Council, and Highlands and Islands Enterprise to deliver this project, ensuring that local development and land management are considered in a coherent way. The project will also help deliver priorities identified in the new Cairngorms National Park Partnership Plan.

Any enquiries about the project can be directed to Gill Carnegie or by telephoning 07557185681