Farming

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.

This brings the total committed to rural businesses under AECS since 2015 to more than £211 million, benefiting almost 3,000 applicants.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said:

Bidding is open for some fantastic prizes in the Royal Highland Educational Trust's silent auction.

The rural education charity Royal Highland Educational Trust (RHET) are holding a gala dinner on 21 February, now sold out, to celebrate their 21st birthday. If you missed out on dinner tickets you can still bid in their silent online auction, which will be open until 4pm on 21 February 2020.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced funding for a new programme to support farming's contribution to meeting Scotland's climate change ambitions. 

The Scottish Government has started early engagement on the development of Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).

The National Planning Framework is a long term plan for development and investment across Scotland.

A new anonymous research survey has been launched to gather data on the wider implications of farm crime across the UK.

While many reports talk about the effect farm crime has on the financial and business aspect of farming, this is the first piece of academic research to address the psychological impact farm crime has on victims.

Making Woodland Work for You: Creation, management and funding on the west coast

A practical walk and talk day exploring woodland creation and management in the environment of the west coast. Includes:

Brexit: What Now? (Webinar)

The UK leaves the European Union at 11 pm on 31st January, some 1,317 days after the referendum but there’s still no clarity about what the future looks like in a number of key areas. Not least is the fact that, in theory at least, the prospect of ‘no deal’ could raise its head again at the end of 2021 in the event that we haven’t concluded a trade agreement with the EU.

An upcoming Scottish Rural Action conference will kick start a 'rural movement' to make rural Scotland's voice heard.

Representatives from rural Scotland's communities, businesses and organisations are invited to attend the free event taking place from 26 to 27 February at New Lanark Visitor Centre, the renowned world heritage site.

A new podcast dedicated to rural Scotland and it's various industries has launched today, Monday 13 January.

The OnFARM – Food, Agriculture and Rural Matters podcast has been launched by Scene & Herd PR and Marketing and is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and a new dedicated website.

Scene & Herd PR and Marketing are working with industry experts, successful business owners and key organisations to increase public and inter-industry awareness of Scottish rural enterprise and its stories.

Farming Scotland Conference 2020

The seventeenth annual Farming Scotland Conference will be held on Thursday 13th February 2020 at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel.

The conference is once again sponsored and organised by EQ Chartered Accountants, Thorntons Law, Bell Ingram and RBS.

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