Agricultural holdings including crofting and small landholdings

  1. Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2020-2021

    Farm business level estimates of average incomes for 2020-2021.

  2. New Entrants and Young Farmers Start-Up Grant Schemes: evaluation

    Evaluation of the New Entrants and Young Farmers Start-Up Grants, which discusses the challenge of generational renewal in the farming sector and considers the extent to which the grants contributed to our aims to encourage new, younger entrants to the industry.

  3. Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Rodenticides on Arable Farms 2020

    This report presents the results of a survey of rodenticide use on arable farms in Scotland in 2020

  4. Sustainable and regenerative farming - next steps: statement

    Information about how we will support farming and food production in Scotland to become a global leader in sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

  5. Fire safety - existing specialised housing and similar premises: practical guidance

    Guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises.

  6. Fire safety - existing non-residential premises: practical guidance

    Guidance note on fire safety responsibilities for business owners of non-residential premises.

  7. Scottish Fire And Rescue Service: strategic enforcement guidance

    This guidance supports Scottish Fire And Rescue Service (SFRS) fire safety enforcement activity by setting out general policy and principles which should be embraced when carrying out the function of a fire safety enforcing authority.

  8. Fire safety - existing care homes: practical guidance

    Guidance for those who have responsibility under the Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 for ensuring fire safety in care homes in Scotland.

  9. Fire safety - existing high rise domestic buildings: practical guidance

    This guidance provides practical fire safety advice on how to prevent fires and reduce the risks from fires in high rise domestic buildings.

  10. Fire safety - existing premises with sleeping accommodation: practical guidance

    Advice consolidating and superseding a number of existing fire safety guides.

  11. Support for island crofters and farmers

    Funding for projects to manage the impacts of greylag geese.

  12. Crofters’ home grants

    Allocation of next round of Croft House Grants for 2021/22.

  13. Agricultural holdings and tenant farming guide

    A guide to agricultural holdings and tenant farming.

  14. A New Deal for Tenants - draft strategy: consultation

    We are consulting on the draft A New Deal for Tenants - rented sector strategy, which seeks to improve accessibility, affordability choices and standards across the whole rented sector in Scotland.  

  15. Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID): customer satisfaction survey 2021

    The RPID customer satisfaction survey was held throughout August and the first week of September and all RPID Single Application Form customers were included. The survey was entirely online and 2147 (14%) of customers completed the survey.

  16. Pesticide usage in Scotland: soft fruit 2020

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on soft fruit crops grown in Scotland during 2020.

  17. Pesticide usage in Scotland: arable crops and potato stores 2020

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on arable crops and potato stores in Scotland during 2020.

  18. Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: final estimates - 2021

    Final estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barley, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2021 harvest.

  19. Fire safety guidance - existing high rise domestic buildings and specialised housing and similar premises: research - SG response

    The Scottish Government response to the recommendations of the independent evaluation of the practical fire safety guidance for existing high rise domestic buildings and the practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing.

  20. Fire safety guidance - existing high rise domestic buildings and specialised housing and similar premises: impact and effectiveness

    Independent evaluation of the practical fire safety guidance for existing high rise domestic buildings and the practical fire safety guidance for existing specialised housing to determine whether the guidance is used by those it is intended for, is helpful, and what may be needed to strengthen it.

  21. Results from the Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2021

    Final results from the 2021 June Agricultural Census on land use, crop areas, livestock and the number of people working on agricultural holdings.

  22. Scottish Land Court and Lands Tribunal for Scotland consultation: Scottish Government response

    This publication announces that the Scottish Ministers have decided to bring forward legislation amalgamating the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. The resultant body will be an expanded Land Court.

  23. National Development Plan for Crofting: Island Communities Impact Assessment

    Screening Report for the Island Communities Impact Assessment undertaken for the National Development Plan for Crofting.

  24. Agricultural transition - first steps towards our national policy: consultation

    This consultation provides an overview of the key themes and recommendations emerging from the Farmer Led Group process, setting out a number of key questions to inform wider work on the development of agricultural policy and in particular the replacement to CAP.

  25. Islands bond: consultation

    The Scottish Government has made a commitment to developing an Islands Bond - offering 100 bonds of up to £50,000 to young people and families to stay in or to move to islands currently threatened by depopulation. This consultation is inviting comments to inform the development of this policy.

  26. Grants for crofters’ homes

    Allocation of first round of Croft House Grants for 2021-22.

  27. Land use - getting the best from our land: strategy 2021 to 2026

    Scotland's Third Land Use Strategy sets out our vision, objectives and policies to achieve sustainable land use. The strategy covers the next five years and aims to provide a more holistic understanding of our land, the demands we place upon it and the benefits we get from our land.

  28. The future of crofting

    Keeping crofting at the heart of rural communities.

  29. Croft house grants awarded

    Help for rural and remote communities.

  30. Additional funding increases training support for women in agriculture

    Access to scheme allows women in crofting and agriculture to develop their skills. 

  31. Preparing for the future

    Setting the direction and shape for agricultural support.

  32. Grants for Crofters

    Building or improving Crofters’ homes.

  33. Women in Agriculture Development Programme: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) for the Women in Agriculture Development Programme (WiADP).

  34. Support for farmers and crofters

    Simplification and improvement of legislation.

  35. Island communities impact assessments: guidance - consultation

    Our islands face particular challenges around distance, geography, connectivity and demography, so it is important that policy makers consider these properly. The consultation on the guidance will help ensure that islands receive fair treatment tailored to their unique circumstances.

  36. Scottish Child Payment: Islands Community Impact Assessment

    The Islands Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considers the Scottish Child Payment in relation to its impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018. Impacts relate to digital connectivity, access to the Payment and the ways people in these communities

  37. Proposed changes to pre-application consultation requirements: consultation

    Consultation on proposed changes to the pre-application consultation (PAC) requirements in planning.

  38. Skills matching service to help rural business

    Workers connected to farming and animal welfare sector.

  39. Crofting community right to buy: route map

    Information about the crofting community right to buy process.

  40. Support service for new and existing farmers

    New entrant service launched.

  41. Farmers to benefit from more land

    New entrants to farming industry get help from Scottish Government scheme.

  42. Economic condition of crofting

    Report to the Scottish Parliament.

  43. Economic conditions of crofting 2015-18: survey

    This report provides a detailed outline of the uses and financial situation of crofts in the years between 2015 and 2018.

  44. Crofting community right to buy: guidance

    Full guidance for Crofting Community Right to Buy under Part 3 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

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