Agri-Environment Climate Scheme deadline extended

Scottish Bluebells growing in a newly planted forestry plantation near Biggar in Scotland. Photographer - Matt Cartney. Crown Copyright.
Scottish Rural Network

The deadline for submitting Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) applications has been extended to Monday April 25 2016.

The original application deadline was close of play today (Wednesday April 20 2016). However, during the weekend some people may have experienced technical issues whilst reviewing the Schedule of Works or uploading supporting documents. These issues have now been resolved.

As the usual maintenance routine means Rural Payments and Services will be unavailable overnight on Thursday, farmers and land managers have now been given until Monday April 25 to submit their AECS applications.

The deadline for submitting supporting documents remains unchanged at May 16 2016.