February 19, 2017

Scottish Rural Funding Confirmed

€4.6 billion support under threat by a ‘hard Brexit’. Rural Scotland stands to benefit from over £640 million funding in 2017-18 through the Scottish budget Rural Secretary Fergus Ewing has confirmed. At the same time, he warned that a ‘hard Brexit’ would wipe out that funding, potentially devastating Scotland’s farming and food sectors. Scottish agriculture…

February 16, 2017

Scottish Land Fund Awards

Communities the length and breadth of Scotland have been given the green light to realise their ambitions to take ownership of and redevelop local land. The Scottish Government’s Scottish Land Fund has awarded 11 projects a total of £2.1 million to allow local groups to purchase land for community ownership. To read the full story,…

February 10, 2017

New Shoots for Forest Planting

A new plan to streamline the tree planting process in Scotland will be a powerful catalyst for delivering the ambitious tree planting targets recently announced by the Scottish Government in its draft climate change plan. The tree planting targets are to be raised on a stepped basis from the current 10,000ha a year to 15,000ha…

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