Fergus Ewing MSP

Written 23 posts

Former Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism

Landmark day for Scotland’s forestry

21st March 2018

Yesterday I was proud to welcome the passing of the Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Bill. This landmark legislation completes the devolution of forestry to Scotland, a process that started nearly 20 years ago. I am proud to have been the Cabinet Secretary responsible for introducing this historic bill, the first forestry legislation since the…

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Understanding our rural economy

23rd February 2018

To some people the term ‘rural economy’ conjures up images of sleepy, traditional industries, where very little changes from one generation to the next. In reality, the rural economy is vibrant, diverse, and changing all the time. My job is to build on that vibrancy, and encourage more diversity, to help grow that economy and…

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International Day of Forests

21st March 2017

Today is the UN International Day of Forests 2017. The Scottish Government is committed to planting more trees. We have taken action to increase our planting targets from 10,000 ha a year to 15,000 ha by 2025.

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