Volunteers help maintain Glenlivet bike trails
A dozen volunteers have been raking, sawing and digging to get the bike trails into shape for the peak mountain biking season.
Following the Scotland Act 2016, Crown Estate management in Scotland has now been devolved to Scottish Ministers.
Crown Estate Scotland began fully operating on 1 April 2017 and is tasked with managing assets including agricultural and forestry land, most of the seabed, around half of the foreshore and some commercial property. The organisation's Chair is Amanda Bryan and the Chief Executive is Ronnie Quinn.
The business ensures that the assets are enjoyed and developed sustainably to deliver benefits to communities and the nation, with revenue profit going to Scottish Government.
In relation to the rest of the UK, the remit of The Crown Estate remains unchanged, with its profits continuing to go to the UK Government.
The Crown Estate and Crown Estate Scotland are now separate entities that operate independently of each other. They both have commercial mandates to enhance the value of the assets they manage and grow revenue profit and, while independent of each other, will seek to collaborate and cooperate where appropriate.
In due course, new legislation setting out long-term arrangements for management of the Scottish assets is expected to be passed by the Scottish Parliament and implemented after that.