Scone Palace Estate presented with Wildlife Estates Scotland accreditation

1 July 2016

Scone Palace Estate has been presented with a prestigious Wildlife and Game accreditation from Wildlife Estates Scotland (WES) at a special ceremony on the first day of the GWCT Scottish Game Fair at Scone Palace, this morning. 

A certificate was presented to John Greenshields of Scone Palace, alongside  Lord Mansfield by Fergus Ewing, MSP and Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, in the Scottish Land and Estates stand. This was awarded after a recent visit by Acoura judges scored the Perthshire Estate highly in all aspects of land management.

The accreditation from WES demonstrates Scone Palace Estate’s commitment to best practices, maintaining species through conservation and collaborative work whilst integrating other land management activities, such as forestry and tourism.

Sarah Butler, Chief Executive of Scone Palace, commented:

“We are very proud that our commitment to the preservation of the land and incredible wildlife we have here on the Scone Palace Estate has been recognised. The Scone Estate, from the inhand farms to the forestry management, is dedicated to ensuring that we preserve the national landscape and species that call Scone Palace their home, and to be scored so highly by Wildlife Estates Scotland is a real testament to their hard work.”

For those wishing to visit Scone Palace and its spectacular grounds, the crowning place of Scottish Kings is marking 50 years as one of Scotland’s largest and most popular visitor attractions. To celebrate, all visitors are being offered the opportunity to upgrade their Palace and Grounds Entrance Ticket to a Season Ticket at no extra charge, meaning visitors can enjoy unlimited access until the end of the season, on October 31st.