Proposed Rural Affairs & Islands spending and tax plans for 2023-24 presented to Scottish Parliament

Detail of the front cover of the Scottish Budget 2023-24
Alan Robertson

Today (15 December 2022), the Scottish Government published its 2023-24 budget which sets out proposed spending and tax plans for 2023 to 2024, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

Chapter 10 covers Rural Affairs and Islands covering allocations for:

  • farming and food production
  • animal health and welfare
  • rural and island communities
  • food and drink,
  • crofting
  • fisheries and aquaculture

The reach of the portfolio is broad and vital, supporting the Scottish Government's overarching ambition to tackle the twin crises of climate change and biodiversity loss whilst supporting food production.

Details can be found here