Rural and Environment
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…
15th October 2018 by Fergus Ewing MSP
We’ve recently seen the unveiling of this year’s Programme for Government, outlining our commitment to making this bolder, more ambitious vision of Scotland’s future a reality. Over the coming year, I’ll be focusing my attention on carrying out the following commitments to support the sectors which make up one of Scotland’s key priority areas –…
12th April 2018 by Fergus Ewing MSP
This government is determined not to allow crofting to be simply a relic of our past: crofting must have a purpose and a role in our present and our future.
That purpose is to support people to remain on the land and to bring people back to the land, with crofting also playing a role in creating a sustainable and productive environment in which people can live and work. To achieve this, crofting needs an effective regulatory and statutory framework.