The Agri-Renewables Strategy Consultative Group was established to advise on the development of the Strategy. The Groups remit was to:
- Identify the key opportunities for agri-renewables in Scotland, including renewable electricity, renewable heat, technology and skills;
- Identify gaps and barriers to uptake of agri-renewables and development of the agri-renewables sector;
- Make recommendations to the Scottish Government and industry to support development of the agri-renewables sector.
Membership of the group included a sub set of the existing Agriculture & Climate Change Stakeholder Group as well as representatives from other interested organisations:
- Scotland's Rural College;
- Scottish Land and Estates;
- Quality Meat Scotland;
- Scottish Natural Heritage;
- Scottish Environment Protection Agency;
- Forestry Commission Scotland;
- Scottish Environment Link;
- James Hutton Institute;
- Soil Association Scotland;
- National Farmers Union Scotland;
- Scottish Tenant Farmers Association;
- Community Energy Scotland;
- Scottish Agricultural Organisations Scotland;
- Crofting Commission;
- Scottish Crofters Federation;
- Development Trusts Association Scotland;
- Scottish Renewables; and
Scottish Government Policy Officials from Agriculture and Rural Development, Renewables Routemap, Strategy and Constitution, Planning, Energy Markets, Grid and Regulation were also part of the Agri-renewables Consultative Group.
As well as meetings of the Consultative Group, a workshop for farmers, crofters, land managers and wider renewable energy stakeholders was held in May 2012. A report of the workshop can be found on the SRUC website.