Agri-renewables strategy for Scotland

This strategy shows how agri-renewables can contribute to the aim of building a cleaner, greener Scotland.

Annex B

Consultative Process

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
  • CoSLA.

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.


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