Derek Mackay MSP, Finance Secretary in the Scottish Government has announced plans to deliver £580 million through the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for as long as it applies to Scotland.
“How wretched is the person who hangs on by the favours of the powerful” (Robert Burns)
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.
Legislation will be brought forward by the Scottish Government to make CCTV mandatory in all areas of abattoirs where live animals are present.
Farmers and Crofters in Scotland to Continue to Receive Financial Support from the Scottish Government
“LFASS is crucial for our hill farmers and crofters operating in some of our most remote and marginalised areas. “
The Scottish Government has published the timetable for when CAP payments will be made to farmers and crofters.
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Orkney Islands Council still has funds available through the LEADER scheme for farm diversification.
“European funding has been of considerable importance to our islands over the past 40 years,”
“Scotland currently exports 13.5% of our marketed tonnage of seed potatoes to the EU, generating valuable income for our rural economy.”