As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation process to develop a new Agriculture Bill an online thematic workshop to address 'Delivering the Agricultural Vision' will take place on the 29 September (19:00-21:00)

The aim of this event is to gather initial views on the Scottish Government’s proposed “Future Agriculture Support Framework”, outlined in the consultation, Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture, Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill.

Members of the public and stakeholders are being urged to take part in the consultation on the forthcoming Agriculture Bill. To support this the Scottish Government has announced a series of consultation events that will take place over the next few months. 

The next stage in making Scotland a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture has been launched.

People are being urged to take part in a consultation on the Scottish Government's forthcoming Agriculture Bill.

The Scottish Government climate change plan has committed to reducing agricultural emissions by 31% by 2032.

The consultation covers a range of key themes including:

On 20 December 2021, the Scottish Government invited comments to a ‘New Deal for Tenants - draft rented sector strategy: consultation’, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland. This is of particular relevance to  Agricultural, Crofting and Tied Worker Tenancies.

Testing Actions for Sustainable Farming (TSF) survey now open to farmers and crofters with a £50 participation fee payable. You can complete it here.

The Helping it Happen Awards 2022, run by Scottish Land & Estates, have announced the finalists within five of their nine categories. Each of the categories focuses on an area in which rural businesses are positively impacting Scotland’s economy and environment.

The overall focus of the Helping it Happen Awards is on recognising the role estates, farms and rural businesses play in enabling and supporting success in rural communities, rural businesses and rural landscapes.

Lighting A Spark: Sharing Inspiring Stories about Land Use across Scotland

The webinars are an opportunity for people living in rural areas across Scotland to come together and share inspiring stories about land use, land use change and delivering benefits to local people as well as national priorities.

Alternative Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture – NEFERTITI Farm Demo Evt.

The Scottish NEFERTITI Hub is excited to invite young people and new entrants to farming to an in-person, on-farm demonstration event at Glensaugh Farm, near Fettercairn on Thursday 25th August 2022, 10:30-3:00pm.