New Agri Bill Consultation Workshop Announced

Country tack on Hoxa, Orkney
Alan Robertson

The deadline for responding to the consultation for a new Agriculture Bill has been extended until Monday 5th December and an additional face to face workshop announced, which will be held in Orkney.

To date we have supported at six face to face events - Inverness, Portree, Inverurie, Oban, Melrose and most recently Stirling and have a further three planned events over the next few weeks covering Dumfries, Ayr and now Orkney 

The aim of these events is to gather initial views on the Scottish Government’s proposals outlined in the consultation, “Delivering our Vision for Scottish Agriculture, Proposals for a new Agriculture Bill”.

The events provide an opportunity for individuals and organisations to discuss the proposed powers and the development of a new Bill that supports Scotland’s ambition to support high-quality food production and be a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands said:

"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. I know many of you will have contributed to the Agricultural transition consultation we ran previously, and this consultation builds on those  responses. 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."

Please see links below to teh remaining face-to-face workshops:

  • Register for the Dumfries workshop here
  • Register for the Ayr workshop here
  • Register for the Orkney workshop here