Allocation of next round of Croft House Grants for 2021/22.
The Croft House Grant scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural and remote communities with the latest round of funding awarding grants worth £265,922.
Farmers, crofters and land managers will be able to apply for support for conversion to and maintenance of organic land, alongside a suite of other measures aimed at promoting low carbon farming and protecting the environment.
Forestry and Land Scotland has launched a consultation on its draft Gaelic Language Plan 2022 – 2027.
Last week the Scottish Government announced details of its budget programme for 2022-23 which underlines their commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.
A major report has been commissioned to understand more about the nature and value of rural land sales in Scotland.
A move that will be crucial in considering the implications of new natural capital and carbon value in the land market.
The 150 acre farm ‘starter unit’ at Newton, near Loch of Lintrathen, was made available via the Scottish Government’s Farming Opportunities for New Entrants (FONE) scheme designed to increase opportunities for new people to enter the industry.
Scotland’s budget underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to rural and island communities and businesses.
The 2022-23 budget will see more than £650 million in ongoing support across the rural economy in agriculture, fishing, and seafood.
The site, within the Inner Sound of Skye, protects a nationally important flapper skate egg nursery area which is the largest of its kind to be identified in Scotland.