1. NEWS

    08 May 2019 10:05

    Farming for a better climate

    Driving forward low carbon farming.

  2. NEWS

    08 Apr 2019 10:00

    Support for remote rural areas

    Less favoured area payments underway.

  3. NEWS

    03 Apr 2019 09:58

    Scottish Suckler Beef Support Scheme

    Payments underway ahead of schedule.

  4. NEWS

    26 Mar 2019 09:30

    Scottish Farm Business Income at six year high

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  5. NEWS

    14 Mar 2019 00:01

    Agri-tourism monitor farms

    Improving food and farm businesses.

  6. NEWS

    12 Mar 2019 09:57

    Weather helps farmers with winter planting

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  7. Statistics

    12 Mar 2019

    Scottish agricultural survey: December 2018

    Annual agricultural survey results based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

  8. NEWS

    19 Feb 2019 12:19

    Farming and climate change

    Young farmers leading the way.

  9. NEWS

    15 Feb 2019 10:09

    Bringing rural policy into the mainstream

    Delivering rural commitments.

  10. NEWS

    06 Feb 2019 00:01

    Action against flooding

    £713,000 to increase community resilience

  11. Publication

    23 Jan 2019

    Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2016: BRIA

    Business regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release etc) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2016 (amending SSI 2002 No.541 and transposing EU Directive 2015/412).

  12. Advice and guidance

    14 Jan 2019

    Chemicals and genetically modified organisms: notification to the Scottish Parliament

    Notification about deficiencies in legislation due to EU exit in the event of a 'no deal' scenario, and proposed amendments to ensure the law continues to operate.

  13. 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.

  14. Impact assessment

    22 Oct 2018

    The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 (Variation of Schedule 5) Order 2018: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Finalised Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for the update of schedule 5 of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991, which covers improvements for which a tenant may be compensated when a tenancy ends.

  15. Statistics

    09 Oct 2018

    Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2018

    Statistics regarding the area of crops and other farmland, livestock, agriculture workforce and rented farmland.

  16. Statistics

    04 Oct 2018

    Cereal and oilseed rape harvest: first estimate 2018

    Initial estimates of area, yield and production for winter and spring barely, wheat, oats and oilseed rape, for the 2018 harvest.

  17. Statistics

    03 Oct 2018

    Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Outdoor Vegetable Crops 2017

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on outdoor vegetable crops grown in Scotland during 2017.

  18. Statistics

    03 Oct 2018

    Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Grassland and Fodder Crops 2017

    This publication presents information from a survey of pesticide use on grassland and fodder crops in Scotland during 2017.

  19. Statistics

    03 Oct 2018

    Pesticide Usage in Scotland: Rodenticides on Grassland & Fodder Farms 2017

    This report presents the results of a survey of rodenticide use on grassland and fodder farms in Scotland in 2017.

  20. Research and analysis

    29 Sep 2018

    New blueprint for Scotland's rural economy: recommendations to Scottish Ministers

    The National Council of Rural Advisers' report detailing their final recommendations to Scottish Ministers.

  21. Consultation analysis

    28 Sep 2018

    Together we can, together we will: analysis of consultation responses

    This report details the analysis of the National Council of Rural Advisers' (NCRA) consultation.

  22. Advice and guidance

    25 Sep 2018

    Small landholdings legislation: guide to the law in Scotland

    There are only a few Small Landholdings left in Scotland and these are governed by complex, historic legislation. This guide summarises key legal elements for those with an interest.

  23. Statistics

    18 Sep 2018

    Bank advances to Scottish agriculture 2018

    Results of the survey of bank advances to Scottish agriculture, together with other relevant data regarding loans to agriculture.

  24. Consultation paper

    12 Jun 2018

    Together we can, together we will: consultation

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

  25. Statistics

    14 Mar 2018

    Scottish agricultural survey: December 2017

    Annual agricultural survey based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

  26. Statistics

    11 Oct 2017

    Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2017

    Statistics on farming in Scotland.

  27. Statistics

    11 Sep 2017

    Bank advances to Scottish agriculture: 2017 survey results

    Results of the survey of bank advances to Scottish agriculture, together with other relevant data regarding loans to agriculture.

  28. Regulation/directive/order

    31 Mar 2017

    Small landholdings in Scotland: legislation review

    Review of the legislation governing small landholdings in Scotland and supporting consultation analysis.

  29. Statistics

    16 Mar 2017

    Scottish agricultural survey: December 2016

    Annual agricultural survey based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

  30. Statistics

    12 Sep 2016

    Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture 2016

    Annual update of the amount lent to the agriculture sector by the clearing banks and other financial institutions.

  31. Advice and guidance

    11 Jan 2016

    Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: guidance for farmers

    Guidance booklets to help farmers to comply with the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

  32. Map

    14 Dec 2015

    Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: maps

    Maps of the five Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZs) in Scotland.

  33. Form

    24 Sep 2015

    Nitrate Vulnerable Zones: grassland derogation application form

    Form for applying for a grassland derogation under the Nitrate Vulnerable Zones Action Programme (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

  34. 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.

  35. Advice and guidance

    17 Jan 2007

    Pesticides: code of practice for using plant protection products in Scotland

    The code is aimed at all professional users of plant protection products (pesticides) in Scotland.

  36. Advice and guidance

    23 Mar 2005

    Prevention of environmental pollution from agricultural activity: dos and don'ts guide

    A short version of the new prevention of environmental pollution from agricultural activity (PEPFAA) code of practice.

  37. Advice and guidance

    11 Mar 2005

    Prevention of environmental pollution from agricultural activity: guidance

    Code of good practice, giving practical advice to farmers and others on minimising pollution.