Findings for Scotland from the Small Business Survey 2021.

UK-EU negotiations concluded at the end of 2022, with agreement on key shared stocks in the North Sea and West of Scotland, as well as other coastal waters around the UK, with an estimated value of £149.6 million to Scotland.

Information on the Scottish Government Population Programme published.

The Population Programme is a cross-cutting programme of work which aims to deliver Scotland’s Population Strategy, which articulates a vision for Scotland’s population profile to provide a platform for economic success, prosperity and wellbeing across Scotland’s communities.

Small Landholdings Modernisation: Consultation Closes 14 Jan 2023


The World That Is Shaping Our COAST

Join Lateral North on the 10th January for a one-day event and exhibition which celebrates projects throughout Scotland that focus on the country's unique, diverse and ever-changing coastline. These projects, ideas and opportunities will look at the stories of the past, the projects of the present and the ideas of the future, with a key element looking at how the coastline is, quite literally, changing due to industry, climate change, biodiversity loss and other challenges.

Protection for Scotland’s nature is set to be urgently scaled up, with 26 priority actions to restore Scotland’s natural environment and halt the loss of biodiversity by 2030.

Today (15 December 2022), the Scottish Government published its 2023-24 budget which sets out proposed spending and tax plans for 2023 to 2024, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

Chapter 10 covers Rural Affairs and Islands covering allocations for:

Trilateral fisheries negotiations between UK, EU and Norway have concluded, with the deal including increased quotas for most North Sea stocks.

The agreement sets out Total Allowable Catches (TACs) and management measures for North Sea cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, plaice and herring.

Fishing businesses and marine organisations in Scotland’s coastal communities will benefit from Marine Fund Scotland’s latest round of funding. A total of 60 projects which contribute to innovative and sustainable practices, minimise carbon emissions and support coastal communities, will receive grants totalling more than £13 Million, ranging from £7,000 to £1.2 million.