This week the 'National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2022' was published. It details how the Scottish Government will deliver their priorities over the lifetime of the National Islands Plan.

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:

Longer-term projects that aim to transform Scotland’s natural environment can apply for a share of funding in the latest round of the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund.

Grants of over £250,000 are available to larger-scale initiatives that restore and protect habitats and species, including freshwater and coastal and marine areas, control invasive non-native species, and reverse the loss of lowland biodiversity in urban areas.

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

Paths for All’s new £1.5 million Ian Findlay Path Fund for accessible communities will enable more people to walk, wheel or cycle for their everyday journeys to improve air quality, reduce CO2 emissions and improve physical health and mental wellbeing.

Are you interested in how local land is used? Would you like to engage in local land use discussions and pave the way for new ideas?