Research set to chart the impact of sailing tourism
12 July 2016
The future prospects for sailing tourism in Scotland will be the focus of a research project taking place over the next few months, funded by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, The Crown Estate and Scottish Canals.
The project, called ‘Building our Capabilities’, is being undertaken by EKOS Ltd and will provide an update on the current economic contribution sailing makes to the Scottish economy and identify potential for growth across the industry.
New Marine Tourism Strategy in Scotland supported
23 November 2015
The Crown Estate believes that community-driven development will be key to the success of Scotland’s marine tourism action plan. The plan, being launched today by the Marine Tourism Development Group, has the aim of boosting the economic value of marine tourism in Scotland from £360 million to £450 million a year by 2020.
As one of the partners in the plan’s development we believe that the commitment and capability of coastal communities will be central to the plan’s success. This is based on our experience of developing ‘Local Management Agreements’ around Scotland’s coast.
Public consultation on proposals for Land East of Inworth Road, Feering
10 November 2015
Local residents can have their say on housing proposals for Land East of Inworth Road, Feering. The proposals would deliver new family homes to help meet housing demand in the area and contribute to Braintree District Council’s housing target.
Location: Feering Community Centre, Coggeshall Road, Feering, Colchester CO5 9QB.
Dates: Friday 20 November, 15.00 – 19.00; Saturday 21 November, 09.30 – 12.30.
Tomintoul site chosen for 'Scottish Scenic Routes'
18 August 2015
The third group of structures / installations to be built as part of the Scottish Scenic Routes’ initiative has been launched, and included in the three distinct sites is one near Tomintoul, within the Cairngorms National Park, on land managed by The Crown Estate.
The competition is open to young architects and landscape architects within five years of having completed RIBA Part II or the achievement of Graduate landscape Architect status.
Glenlivet Estate seeks cycling footage for digital project
13 August 2015
BikeGlenlivet on the Glenlivet Estate is looking for cycling footage to use in short films about the trails, and they can even provide the cameras!
Three new films about the trails have just been released, showcasing the BikeGlenlivet centre, the Red Trail and the Blue Trail. Produced as part of the Highland & Islands Enterprise Digital Tourism Project, the films are being used to help market the bike trails throughout the UK.
Watch the videos here:
Portland little tern study reveals epic journeys
31 July 2015
Conservationists studying little terns nesting on The Crown Estate's Chesil Beach have discovered that during their migrations two of the nesting residents have notched up over 100,000 km each.
Gary Thompson, Coastal Manager, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support the little tern project since its inception and today’s fantastic news of its continued success demonstrates what can be achieved through dedication and working in partnership.”
The Chesil Beach Little Tern Project is a partnership between RSPB, Natural England, Crown Estate, Portland Court Leet, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the Chesil and Fleet Nature Reserve.
‘Moos, Milk’ educational day in Somerset
09 June 2015
Eastbury Farm near Minehead opened its gates to children in the latest in a series of educational events held across our rural estates.
The event attracted up 350 children from 12 local schools, who were there to see first hand life on a modern dairy farm and learn about farming as a career.
Environmental charity the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) was also on hand to show how the farm combines dairy production with taking a positive approach to the environment.
Maritime archaeological discoveries on the West coast of Scotland
15 May 2015
A community-based underwater archaeology project funded by The Crown Estate has uncovered a wide range of finds, including flying boats, stone anchors, shipwrecks and coastal heritage sites on Scotland’s west coast.
Project SAMPHIRE is led by WA Coastal & Marine in partnership with RCAHMS and the Flinders University of South Australia. In 2013 we announced a further £75,000 over two years.
RSPB call for volunteers for Portland little terns
08 May 2015
The RSPB are calling for volunteers to help warden the little tern colony at Portland from late May to the end of July.
Gary Thompson, Asset Manager, said: “We are pleased to continue to support this project which has seen the only little tern colony in the south west increase from 10 to 33 breeding pairs; which of course is mainly due to the dedicated, diligent and tireless work of the wardens and volunteers.”
Windsor Estate pilots Corporate Natural Capital Accounting
27 January 2015
We chose to pilot Corporate Natural Capital Accounting, a new accounting framework developed for organisations to take better account of the natural capital they own, on our Windsor Estate. The framework was developed for England’s Natural Capital Committee by eftec, RSPB and PwC.
Mark Gough, our Head of Sustainability, said: “We’d advocate other organisations undertake CNCA in order to understand the wider societal value generated by natural capital assets, and inform budgetary discussions and priority setting.”