1. Research and analysis

    20 Dec 2021

    Arable Farmer-led Group: climate change evidence

    A summary of existing evidence around the arable sector, including greenhouse gas emissions produced by the Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division.

  2. Research and analysis

    20 Dec 2021

    Dairy Farmer-led Group: climate change evidence

    A summary of existing evidence around the dairy sector, including greenhouse gas emissions produced by Rural and Environment Science and Analytical Services (RESAS) division.

  3. Strategy/plan

    16 Dec 2021

    Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  4. Advice and guidance

    11 Nov 2021

    Single-Use Plastics Regulations: draft guidance

    Draft guidance for the implementation of the Environmental Protection (Single-use Plastic Products) (Scotland) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations). A final version will be produced before the Regulations come into force on 1 June 2022.

  5. Research and analysis

    28 Oct 2021

    Sewage sludge: odour emissions assessment

    This report is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  6. Research and analysis

    28 Oct 2021

    Sewage sludge processing systems in Scotland

    This report on sewage sludge processing systems is part of the research project undertaken by the James Hutton Institute on the impacts on human health and environment arising from the spreading of sewage sludge to land (CR/2016/23).

  7. Strategy/plan

    11 Oct 2021

    Honey bee health strategy: review

    Scottish Government in conjunction with the Bee Health Improvement Partnership (BHIP), have completed a review of the first 10 year strategy. This will allow us to understand the progress made since 2010 and how to support the sector in future years.

  8. Consultation paper

    01 Oct 2021

    Becoming a Fair Work nation: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on achieving this vision and ensuring Fair Work remains at the heart of our labour market interventions, particularly in the context of COVID-19 and EU Exit, by identifying the relevant challenges and opportunities for Fair Work across the Scottish economy.

  9. Consultation paper

    20 Aug 2021

    Local food for everyone – a discussion: consultation

    Everyone, from private individuals to businesses and organisations are invited to help shape a local food strategy for Scotland. This consultation is the first stage in a strategy to make high quality food accessible to all and promote the benefits of local food.

  10. Independent report

    21 Jul 2021

    Dairy Sector Climate Change Group: report

    Report from the Dairy Sector Climate Change Group, one of the farmer-led groups established to develop advice and proposals for the Scottish Government. It focusses on how to cut emissions and tackle climate change, something that was re-emphasised in the updated Climate Change Plan.

  11. Research and analysis

    26 Feb 2021

    Inclusive participation in rural Scotland: research report

    Preliminary exploration report details the findings of research into barriers to participation facing lesser heard voices in the context of rural Scotland. Specifically, it focuses on the LGBTI community, disabled people, carers and ethnic minorities.

  12. NEWS

    21 Sep 2020 00:01

    Recycle Week 2020

    People encouraged to continue recycling to help the environment.

  13. NEWS

    23 Mar 2020 00:01

    Planning for Brexit

    Call to put all available resource towards tackling COVID-19.

  14. NEWS

    24 Jun 2019 00:01

    Convergence Review

    Letter from Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing to Secretary of State Michael Gove about convergence allocations.

  15. Research and analysis

    09 Nov 2018

    LEADER 2014-2020: process evaluation

    Initial process evaluation for LEADER 2014-2020 and assessment of its economic, social, cultural and environmental impact on rural communities.

  16. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

    Consultation by National Consultation of Rural Advisers (NCRA) to help inform recommendations for Scottish Government on future policy direction for the rural economy.

  17. Form

    18 Dec 2014

    Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: Nmax calculator

    Tool for calculating Nmax limits for crop types and for assisting with recording compliance with other key elements of the Nitrates Vulnerable Zone Action Programme (Scotland) Regulations 2008.