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  1. National Islands Plan: annual report 2021

    The Islands (Scotland) Act 2018 requires that a report is presented to Parliament each year setting out the progress made towards delivery of the National Islands Plan.

  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. Farming opportunities for new entrants (FONE): information pack

    Guidance on everything you need to know about FONE including land achievements.

  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. Animal health services - field delivery: review extension

    This is a supplementary paper to the original report entitled "Field delivery of animal health services in Scotland: review", taking account of EU Exit, animal health and welfare legislation and COVID-19.

  6. Creating opportunities for women in agriculture

    Extension of Practical Training Fund.

  7. 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.

  8. Trichinella: Advice for butchers selling feral pig or wild boar meat

    This leaflet offers advice to butchers to avoid selling meat which could be infected with Trichinella. It's strongly advised that feral pigs or wild boar carcasses are tested for Trichinella to prevent consumption of food which is injurious to health and to ensure all stages of production are safe.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. National Islands Plan Survey: final report

    This report presents the findings from the National Islands Plan Survey. The research explores perceptions of island life in relation to the strategic objectives set out in the National Islands Plan.

  12. Scottish farm business income: annual estimates 2019-2020

    Farm business level estimates of average incomes for 2019-2020.

  13. Deer Working Group recommendations: Scottish Government response

    Scottish Government Response to the Report from the independent Deer Working Group on ‘The management of wild deer in Scotland’

  14. 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.

  15. Crofting - national development plan: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment - screening report

    A screening report for a Child Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) completed for the national development plan for crofting.

  16. Crofting - national development plan: equality impact assessment

    Results of the equality impact assessment (EQIA) undertaken in respect of the national development plan for crofting.

  17. Crofting: national development plan

    This plan highlights the core elements necessary to ensure that crofting remains at the heart of our rural and remote rural communities.

  18. Agricultural wages: guide for workers and employers - 25th edition

    Twenty fifth edition of the guide for workers and employers produced by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB) - an autonomous body for the purpose of setting minimum wages and other terms and conditions of service for agricultural workers in Scotland.

  19. Additional funding increases training support for women in agriculture

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

  20. Addressing rural Scotland’s gender imbalance

    Providing training support for women.

  21. Investing in women

    Support for training and business creation.

  22. Climate Change Plan 2018-2032 - update: strategic environmental assessment - draft

    Draft strategic environmental assessment of the update to the Climate Change Plan 2018 to 2032. The appendices are available as a supporting file on this page.

  23. Securing a green recovery on a path to net zero: climate change plan 2018–2032 - update

    This update to Scotland's 2018-2032 Climate Change Plan sets out the Scottish Government's pathway to our new and ambitious targets set by the Climate Change Act 2019. It is a key strategic document on our green recovery from COVID-19.

  24. Women in Agriculture Development Programme: equality impact assessment

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

  25. Skills matching service to help rural business

    Workers connected to farming and animal welfare sector.

  26. Agricultural wages in Scotland: guide for workers and employers 2020

    This guide incorporates the new rates of pay and other changes introduced with effect from 1 April 2020.

  27. Women in Agriculture Taskforce: summary report

    A summary version of the full recommendations of the Women in Agriculture Taskforce final report.

  28. Food Processing, Marketing and Co-Operation Fund 2014-2020: evaluation

    Applicants’ and experts’ experiences of application and assessment procedures, and how the applicants' projects adhered to the objectives of the scheme and those of the Scottish Government.

  29. Farm Advisory Service: enhanced monitoring and evaluation

    This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government for Winning Moves to conduct a piece of research to explore the quality, focus and effectiveness of the Farm Advisory Service (FAS).

  30. Women in Agriculture

    Business and leadership pilots launched.

  31. Rural skills plan

    Securing, sustaining and progressing rural careers.

  32. Women in agriculture: training flyer

    Making agriculture training more accessible and inclusive: a checklist for trainers and training organisers.

  33. Acknowledging women in agriculture: taskforce progress report

    Progress report of the Women in Agriculture Taskforce.

  34. Women in agriculture: statistical data

    Summarises some of the data available on women who are currently working in the agricultural sector.

  35. Women in farming and the agriculture sector: research report

    Findings and recommendations from research into the role of women in farming and the agriculture sector in Scotland.

  36. Report on New Farming Starter Opportunities on Publicly Owned Land

    This report shows the steps all public bodies who possess land can take to open up farming to a new generation.

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