Rural and Environment
9th May 2022 by Rural and Environment News Team
The Rural Affairs Secretary has extended the Pig Producers Hardship Support Scheme to provide additional support to the pig industry.
24th March 2022 by Rural and Environment News Team
The Rural Affairs Secretary has announced the opening of the next round of the Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund
11th February 2022 by admin
A Q&A with Sheila Voas, Scotland's Chief Veterinary Officer to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science
1st February 2022 by admin
Pig producers affected by the temporary closure of the abattoir at Brechin last year, and subsequent suspension of its China export licence, can now apply for financial support if they supplied pigs to QPP between 1 April and 30 September 2021.
28th January 2022 by admin
Statement from the Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the opening of two food and drink funds.
21st January 2022 by admin
Scotland’s Chief Veterinary Officer provides advice to bird to ensure that they keep up to date with the current disease situation.
20th January 2022 by admin
Statement from Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2021.
10th January 2022 by admin
Statement from Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the extension of the Pig Producers’ Hardship Support Scheme
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...
Rural Affairs Minister updates Parliament on proposals to protect the welfare of animals during transport
15th March 2021 by thomasbarker
Following closure of the public consultation on the recommendations made by the Farm Animal Welfare Committee in its Opinion on the Welfare of Animals During Transport, the Minister for Rural Affairs and the Natural Environment Ben Macpherson has today updated Parliament on the Scottish Government’s current considerations. Mr Macpherson said: “We understand the concerns raised...