Applications for the Common Agricultural Policy’s (CAP) Pillar 1 and 2 schemes, is now open and runs until midnight on 15 May 2018.
Those applying are being encouraged to do so online,however, paper applications will still be accepted.
Fergus Ewing Rural Secretary in the Scottish Government said:
“I would encourage everyone who wishes to do so to submit their Single Application Form online as soon as possible and not wait until the last moment.
“Although we will still accept paper applications, the online system is specifically designed to simplify the process by automatically checking applications for errors – reducing the risk of financial penalties. Indeed more than three quarters of farmers and crofters benefited from submitting their SAF online last year, allowing for their application to be validated straightaway.
“Support is being offered to farmers, crofters and land managers who wish to make the switch to applying online – a move I would encourage everyone to consider.”
The local offices for Rural Payments can be found here: Rural Payments and Services