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
Tuesday 26 September at Kirkwall & St Ola Community Centre (doors 19:00, presentation to start at approximately 19:30).