Rural and Environment
19th September 2020 by Fergus Ewing MSP
Blog piece from Rural Economy & Tourism Secretary on Sustainable Tourism as part of Climate Week
14th September 2020 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham discusses Climate Week 2020, an opportunity for us to focus on Scotland’s green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
8th September 2020 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham comments on progress being made to establish Scotland’s Climate Assembly
4th September 2020 by henrybird
Farmers and crofters have been given early access to almost £296 million in loans to support them through Brexit and the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The first run of National Basic Payment Support Scheme payments was made to 11,885 farmers and crofters this week. This is the earliest that the payments have started since the annual...
19th August 2020 by henrybird
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has called on the UK Government to reconsider proposed changes to the Small Brewers Duty Relief which could disadvantage Scottish micro and craft breweries. In a letter to Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice, Mr Ewing expressed concern that the changes would be financially damaging...
13th August 2020 by Roseanna Cunningham MSP
Wildlife crime will not be tolerated in Scotland and we are taking decisive action to end it.
22nd July 2020 by jennykane
Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon announces £170,000 of investment through the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (KTIF) to enable farmers, crofters and land managers create improved opportunities for nature and adapt to climate change
20th July 2020 by johnfitzgerald
By Environment and Climate Change Secretary Roseanna Cunningham The Covid-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented global crisis which has fundamentally affected every aspect of our lives. But the global climate emergency and biodiversity challenge have not gone away and addressing them must form a central part of our green recovery, helping deliver an economy focussed...
10th July 2020 by admin
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing is calling for sheep farmers to be compensated for their losses if the UK Government fails to secure a comprehensive trade deal with the EU this year. Given the additional disruption caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mr Ewing is repeating his call for a compensation scheme for farmers. A...
3rd July 2020 by johnfitzgerald
By Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham For some of us, the easing of travel restrictions announced by the First Minister yesterday means we can go that little bit further from our homes this weekend (though if the forecast’s anything to go by, it won’t be an opportunity to top up the tan). It also means that...