“I am pleased to announce the launch of three pilot training programmes aimed at empowering women to be the best they can be”
Fergus Ewing, Rural Economy Secretary in the Scottish Government confirmed that the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme will continue to be funded in Scotland to 80% in 2020.
Consultation: Support for Agriculture and the Rural Economy – Post Brexit Transition
Farmers are taking risks with their own personal safety often due to stress and financial pressures.
The report looks at farming in a wider context as part of an eco system and its interrelation with food.
An additional £250,000 will also be set aside to offset the cost of retrieving fallen livestock.
“This is a really good outcome for crofters that I represent in the Northern Isles.” Maree Todd
“With 85% of Scotland’s agricultural area classed as less favoured, future support for farmers and crofters is crucial”
A small group of Orkney crofters shared their views about the future direction of crofting with a Scottish Government team led by Michael O’Neill.
Scotland would lose out on over €2bn in subsidies if CAP funding is replaced by UK-wide per capita funding