New infographic shows SRDP information and spend for 2018

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Hannah Downey

As the National Support Unit, the Scottish Rural Network is tasked with promoting the benefits and spend of the various funding streams of the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020. Every year, an Annual Implementation Report monitors and reports on progress in the SRDP in detail and is submitted to the EU. 

For 2018, the Annual Implementation Report was consolidated into a 'Summary for Citizens' which the Scottish Rural Network has further distilled into a 2 page infographic. 

The infographic contains information on programme expenditure for 2018 across the various schemes, including the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS), LEADER, the Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) and more. There are also some interesting facts on exactly what the money has contributed to - did you know, for example, that since 2014 almost 10 trees have been planted for every person living in Scotland through SRDP 2014-2020 afforestation projects? And that over 25km of footpaths were created in 2018 through the Improving Public Access scheme?

You can view and download the infographic here, and you can also access the Annual Implementation Report for 2018 in full here:

If you have any questions on the information contained in the infographic, or on the Scottish Rural Development Programme in general, then please get in touch at