Rural and Environment

Weekly round-up: 11/01/19

January 11, 2019 by No Comments | Category Agriculture, Environment, EU, Farming

Addressing animal welfare issues this week at Parliament, Rural Affairs Minister Mairi Gougeon announced that CCTV will now become a legal requirement in slaughterhouses across Scotland.

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Hill farmers and crofters in Scotland’s most remote areas will continue to receive assistance under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) into 2020, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing confirms.

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Small and Medium Enterprises with fewer than 250 employees received €73.5 million of the €86 million awarded to Scottish businesses by the Horizon 2020 programme. The Single Market supports SMEs to innovate and make their vital contribution to the Scottish economy.

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