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.”
The UK will be a ‘Third Country’ after Brexit, March 29th 2019. This has considerable implications for Scotland’s successful Farming Industry.
“This is further proof that our surveillance system for detecting this type of disease is working.”
86% of Scotland’s farm land is designated as a ‘Less Favoured Area’.
The abattoir in Orkney closed in January 2018.
“This money will provide a cash injection worth £241 million into the rural economy”
“Plastic bale wrap is classed as commercial waste, and therefore must be disposed of at an authorised facility (ie, a waste or recycling facility) at the business owner’s cost.”
The new regulations come into force from 1st of January 2019.