Posts Tagged: Strathaven Agricultural Lawyers

Survey to map Scotland’s tenant farming sector

Surveys are being sent to every tenant farmer in Scotland as part of a major piece of research that the Government says will influence the future of Scottish farming. Responses to the questionnaire will inform the work of the Ministerial-led Agricultural Holdings Legislation review, which is considering, among other issues, absolute right to buy for… Read more »

Cross-party CAP funding call

A cross-party letter has been sent to the UK Government calling for about €230 million in extra EU farming subsidies to be allocated to Scotland. The additional Common Agricultural Policy cash, known as the ‘convergence uplift’, is worth up to €60 million a year – the equivalent of about €230 million over the whole budget… Read more »

First weather payments for farmers

More than 4,000 farmers across Scotland who lost livestock during this year’s extreme weather have received compensation from the Scottish Government. On a visit to Arran, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead confirmed most of the Scottish Government’s £750,000 Fallen Stock Fund has now been paid out. It comes as Scottish Government officials continue to process… Read more »

Statistics released on tenanted agricultural land in Scotland

New statistics on tenanted agricultural land in Scotland have been released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, which brings together data for 2012 on the number and types of rental agreements, and the rents paid. The 2012 rent results are apparently calculated on a different basis than previous years, which means that the 2012 rent statistics are… Read more »