February 21, 2020

Latest awards from Agri-Environment Climate Scheme announced

Rural projects that protect the environment and mitigate the impact of climate change will share £34 million. A total of 472 businesses will benefit from the latest award of Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) funding, which promotes environmentally friendly land management practices and looks to protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage. To read the full story,…

February 17, 2020

Meeting the Costs of Brexit

The UK Government should give an immediate commitment to cover the cost to business and government of leaving the EU, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said. With the UK Government acknowledging there will be additional checks and certificates required for trade with the EU, Mr Ewing said it is vital they commit to meeting the…

February 14, 2020

Eleven projects awarded grants from Scottish Land Fund

The Scottish Land Fund has awarded £1,586,398 to 11 community ownership projects. A community development company on the island of Colonsay, population 135, has been awarded £390,000 to buy land to build affordable housing and to create a site for affordable business units. The money will be used to buy two areas of land around the settlement…

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