Rural and Environment

  • Vital support for remote rural areas underway

    20th January 2022 by

    Statement from Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon on the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2021.

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  • This week: 17/05/19

    17th May 2019 by

    Supporting Scotland’s produce Funding has been granted to initiatives across Scotland to help celebrate Scotland’s regional food and drink industries. A total of 23 projects will share £104,500 awarded via the Connect Local Regional Food Fund. Grant recipients include the Annan Harbour Festival, the Glenkens Food Month, and the Skye Food and Drink Festival. Commenting…

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  • This week: 12/04/19

    12th April 2019 by

    LFASS payments Hill farmers and crofters operating in some of our most remote and marginalised areas will benefit from the commencement of LFASS payments worth more than £24 million. Around 11,000 eligible farmers and crofters will receive payment in coming weeks, with many having already taken the opportunity to receive up to 90% of their…

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  • This week: 29/3/19

    29th March 2019 by

    South of Scotland Enterprise debate Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing led the debate in parliament, the aim of which was to agree to the general principles of the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill. South of Scotland Enterprise has been established to take a fresh approach to the enterprise and skills needs of the South and drive inclusive…

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  • This week: 08/02

    8th February 2019 by

    Forestry strategy Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing announced Scotland’s Forestry Strategy 2019-2029 which will secure the long-term success and sustainability of Scotland’s forestry sector. We have a new 50-year vision for forestry in Scotland, aimed at having more forests and woodlands, sustainably managed and better integrated with other land uses to provide a more resilient…

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