The next in a series of consultation workshops to support development of a new Scottish Agriculture Bill takes place in Oban on the 1 November and the Scottish Rural Network team will be there to support policy colleagues on the night.
So far we have supported at three face to face events - Inverness, Portree and Inverurie and have a further five planned events over the next few weeks covering Oban, Melrose, Dumfries, Stirling and Ayr.
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."
To register to attend the Oban workshop click here
We hope to see you there!