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Rural Visa Pilot Proposed

Tailored Migration Solution Needed A proposal for a bespoke rural visa pilot scheme for Scotland, endorsed by the Scottish Parliament, has been published. This community-driven and employer-based migration proposal has been jointly developed by the Scottish Government, local authorities and key representatives from employers and

Scottish Government Delivering for Farmers

Financial Certainty as Rural Payment Targets Exceeded More than 99% of Basic Payment Scheme, Greening and Young Farmer Payments have now been made. This achievement exceeds the Scottish Government’s target of 95.24%. All payment targets across Direct and Rural Development Payments for 2021 have been

Supporting Rural Scotland

Funding for Sustainable Communities & Protecting the Environment Scotland’s budget underlines the Scottish Government’s commitment to rural and island communities and businesses. The 2022-23 budget will see more than £650 million in ongoing support across the rural economy in agriculture, fishing, and seafood. It forms

Delivering a New Future for Rural Scotland

Supporting a Sustainable Agriculture Transition Rural Affairs Secretary Mairi Gougeon has set out the next steps in reforming the agriculture sector in Scotland, and supporting farmers and crofters to cut emissions and produce sustainable, high quality food. Individuals representing land-based businesses – covering a range

Funding for Seafood Sector Recovery

Support for industry impacted by Brexit and Covid-19 Funding of £1.8 million will help Scottish seafood businesses recover from the severe economic impacts of Brexit and Covid-19. The funding, managed by trade marketing body Seafood Scotland, will support seafood businesses to access new markets within

Scotland’s Recovery

First Minister Sets Out Priorities for Government Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic will be driven by an ambitious programme to build a modern, high-tech economy while staying true to enduring values of fairness and compassion, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said. Outlining her priorities for