Orkney’s farmers packed into the Albert Hotel to share their views on the Scottish Government’s future Agriculture Bill.
Pictured: AgriScot Scotch Beef Farm of the Year – Harry Brown, Auchmaliddie Mains, Aberdeenshire There are 5 categories which celebrate the innovation, skill and dedication within Scottish farming
There will be an opportunity to share your views in person on 28th of November at the Albert Hotel, Kirkwall. The event runs from 7 to 9pm.
The farmers were joined by the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon MSP and about 40 MSPs including Orkney Constituency LibDem MSP Liam McArthur.
The report calls for “a review of the licensing system may enable new or existing farmers to better benefit from the environmental advantages offered by the crop”.
The consultation by the Scottish Government is open until 21st of November 2022 and its results will help to shape Scotland’s Agricultural Bill.
Women and girls over the age of 13 can apply for up to £500 from The Practical Training Fund.
Crofters are being invited to a free forestry event so that they can hear about the benefits and help available for planting trees as part of their business.
The consultation, ‘Agricultural Transition in Scotland: first steps towards our national policy’ is open until 17 November 2021.
In Agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2020/21 there were 34 fatal injuries, an increase of 13 from the low of 21 seen in the previous year. The five-year average for fatal injuries in this sector is 28.