November 24, 2021

Protecting Scotland’s beaver population

The Scottish Government will actively support the expansion of the beaver population, promoting translocation, which involves safely trapping and moving beavers to a more suitable area. This will reduce or avoid negative impacts and help establish beaver presence in areas of Scotland outside their current range, beyond where natural expansion would be expected to reach…

November 17, 2021

£50 million for warmer, greener homes

An additional £18 million will be available this year to help householders install energy efficient measures and reduce their heating bills, bringing the total support available through Home Energy Scotland to £50 million in 2021-2022. To read the full story, click here.

November 12, 2021

Reducing agricultural emissions

Changes to the way that slurry and digestate is stored and spread on farms could lead to a reduction of up to 70% of the harmful ammonia that is released. To read the full story, click here.

October 28, 2021

Ambitious future for rural Scotland

Farmers and crofters are to be supported to play their part in Scotland becoming a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture. A National Test Programme will begin next spring, with up to £51 million of investment over the following three years. To read the full story, click here.

October 27, 2021

Creating a fairer, greener nation

The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will reopen for funding in 2022 to support the ambition of doubling the amount of land under organic management, set out in the Programme for Government 2021-22. To read the full story, click here.