Hill, Upland and Crofting Group


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This Group was tasked to consider practical measures which would help the hill, upland and crofting sectors reduce greenhouse gas emissions through:

  • improving efficiency, productivity and profitability of livestock and crops produced
  • enhancing environmental benefits delivered by the sectors through identification of practical ways in which net greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and biodiversity enhanced
  • enhancing the sectors’ contributions to wider sustainable land use, including the consideration of other productive or environmental opportunities (e.g. woodland expansion, peatland restoration, deer management, sporting management or considering approaches to creating more sustainable, localised/regionalised supply chains)

The Group considered the financial implications and deliverability of its proposals and considered the timespan over which any proposals should be implemented. In particular, the Group considered future arrangements for support for the Less Favoured Area and took account of the sheep sector in Scotland. The Group also considered how best to link future support to activity.


  • Joyce Campbell (Joint Chair)
  • Martin Kennedy (Joint Chair)
  • Anson MacAuslan
  • Jamie Leslie
  • Mairi Mackenzie
  • Claire Simonetta
  • Finlay McIntyre
  • Pamela Nicol
  • Steven Sandison
  • Kate Rowell
  • Eion Brown
  • Angus McFadyen
  • Jen Craig
  • Kelvin Pate
  • Iona Cameron
  • Donald Mackinnon
  • Anne Maclellan
  • Andrew Barbour
  • Fergus Wood
  • Lorraine Luescher
  • Steven Thomson
  • Ross Lilley


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