Agri Bill Consultation Events Announced

Combine harvester in field
Alan Robertson

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. 

These will comprise eight face to face events across Scotland, which will look at the Agriculture Bill in general, and four online virtual events focusing on specific themes included in the Bill. The four thematic events will cover:

  • Delivering the Agricultural Vision
  • Rural Development and Forestry
  • Agricultural Wages
  • Modernising Agricultural Tenancies

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands Mairi Gougeon stated:

"Scotland’s farmers, crofters and land-managers are vital to our ambition to make our nation fairer and greener. We should not shy away from being clear that we are on a journey of significant transformation. I urge everyone to take the opportunity to share your views and engage with this process, and please encourage everyone you know to take part as well.

Your responses to this consultation will give us tremendous insight into how best to realise our Vision for Agriculture in a way that works for our rural communities."

If you wish to attend one of the events, please select the event link below and the registration form to attend. There are limited spaces available for each event, so it is vital you register in advance to be able to attend.

To get the most out of these events, we recommend that in advance of attending the event. you read through the Agriculture Bill Consultation document, which can be found here.

Links to ticket booking for each of the in-person events can be found by clicking your preferred location below:

The link to the virtual events can be found below:

You can find information about the consultation including a link to the consultation paper here: Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture. Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill.