Rural and Environment

  • Plant and plant products after Brexit

    16th October 2019 by

    Scotland does not want to leave the EU but there is a strong risk that we may end up leaving without a deal in place on 31st October 2019.

    While the Scottish Government is doing as much as it can to mitigate the impact of leaving the EU, we cannot mitigate for every impact.

    Leaving the EU will mean things we currently take for granted, or which we agreed to as part of a Member State, will no longer stand.

    This note sets out what you need to do to ensure you can continue to import/export plant and plant products to and from the EU after Brexit.

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  • Pet Travel to the EU after Brexit

    15th October 2019 by

    Scotland does not want to leave the EU but there is a strong risk that we may end up leaving without a deal in place on 31st October 2019.

    While the Scottish Government is doing as much as it can to mitigate the impact of leaving the EU, we cannot mitigate for every impact.

    Leaving the EU will mean things we currently take for granted, or which we agreed to as part of a Member State, will no longer stand.

    This note sets out what you need to do what you need to do to make sure your family pet can travel to the EU after Brexit.

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  • Trading with the EU after Brexit

    14th October 2019 by

    Scotland does not want to leave the EU but there is a strong risk that we may end up leaving without a deal in place on 31st October 2019.

    While the Scottish Government is doing as much as it can to mitigate the impact of leaving the EU, we cannot mitigate for every impact.

    Leaving the EU will mean things we currently take for granted, or which we agreed to as part of a Member State, will no longer stand.

    This note sets out what you need to do to ensure your food and drink business can continue to import/export to and from the EU after Brexit.

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  • EU citizens working in Scotland after Brexit

    11th October 2019 by

    Scotland does not want to leave the EU but there is a strong risk that we may end up leaving without a deal in place on 31st October 2019.

    While the Scottish Government is doing as much as it can to mitigate the impact of leaving the EU, we cannot mitigate for every impact.

    Leaving the EU will mean things we currently take for granted, or which we agreed to as part of a Member State, will no longer stand.

    This note sets out what you need to make sure you and your family can continue to live and work in Scotland after Brexit..

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  • In the news: Scottish Agriculture

    31st July 2019 by

    The House of Commons Scottish Affairs Select Committee has published a report into the future of Scottish agriculture, which is running widely in the media today.

    The Committee argues that Brexit presents an opportunity to address failings in the agriculture funding formula, which has led to Scottish farms and crofts receiving low levels of funding.

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  • Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for a rural funding transition period

    16th November 2018 by

    For the whole of the Scottish parliament’s lifetime, farm policy and support in Scotland has been determined by membership of the EU, and more specifically CAP. With the UK’s decision to leave the EU, there is no doubt that the year ahead will be difficult. That is why the Scottish Government has made it clear…

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  • Stability, certainty and simplicity in rural support

    22nd June 2018 by

    “No change is not an option.” However unpalatable that may be to some in rural Scotland, that was one of the conclusions of the Agriculture Champions and a premises echoed by the National Council of Rural Advisers (NCRA) recent report. Change is therefore inevitable and we must now decide how radical we wish to be, and importantly, how fast we wish to change.

    I believe our rural businesses and communities deserve a semblance of security and this consultation sets out options to try and achieve this.

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  • Next steps on environmental governance

    1st June 2018 by

    Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham comments on the Roundtable on Climate Change and the Environment’s environmental governance post Brexit report.

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  • 2017 priorities

    5th January 2017 by

    Roseanna Cunningham explains why 2017 promises to be highly significant for everyone who cares about our environment.

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  • The EU is vital for environmental research

    25th November 2016 by

    This week I met staff at the Scottish Government’s main rural, agricultural and environmental research institutes in Edinburgh to hear about their concerns over the threats posed by Brexit.

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