Rural and Environment
28th January 2022 by admin
Food and drink wholesalers and producers affected by coronavirus restrictions can now apply for funding. Grants will be provided to businesses through the £15 million Scottish Wholesale Food & Drink Resilience Fund and the £2 million Scottish Food & Drink Producers Fund. Applications open today and close at 23:59 on Sunday 13 February. Rural Affairs...
21st January 2022 by admin
Surveillance zones, which had been applied around three highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 infected premises in three locations in Dumfries and Galloway have been lifted. Scottish Ministers declared the lifting of the 10 km Surveillance Zones following the completion of preliminary cleansing and disinfection, and all mandatory surveillance requirements and investigations. However, the UK-wide...
20th January 2022 by admin
Farmers and crofters in areas facing natural or other specific constraints will start to receive their share of more than £65 million shortly, with £47 million paid into bank accounts next week. Payment rates have also been restored to 100% ensuring that Scottish farmers will get an income boost at a challenging time of the...
10th January 2022 by admin
Statement from Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the extension of the Pig Producers’ Hardship Support Scheme
16th December 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Environment Minister Mairi McAllan blogs about a world-first introduction of legislation to help Scotland tackle climate change
8th November 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Ahead of COP26, I was privileged to go on a Virtual Visit to the village of Mangamba, to meet with the amazing people who participated in Scottish Government funded Climate Challenge Programme Malawi (CCPM). On that day the people of Mangamba spoke with urgency about the climate crisis – relaying how climate change had already...
18th October 2021 by Mairi Gougeon MSP
Honey bees are part of both our Scottish agricultural landscape and our environment. As well as the production of honey and bee hive products, they play a significant role in the pollination of food crops and wild flora. As part of the environmental crisis, insect populations, including wild honey bees have been in decline across...
19th September 2021 by Michael Matheson
Net Zero Secretary Michael Matheson reflects on Scotland's Climate Week 2021
30th August 2021 by Mairi Gougeon MSP
Statement from Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on animal licensing regulations to come in to force from 1st September
17th June 2021 by Mairi McAllan MSP
Short quote from Environment Minister welcoming Clean Air Day 2021.