Funding statistics for Invercauld Estates: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Information requested

"I would like to request information of any land stewardship, farming subsidy payment or any payment made by the Scottish Government to the owners of the Invercauld Estate which they receive by virtue of their beneficial ownership of that estate & qualification for payments based on established criteria. I request details of such payments for the last ten years. Also, any payments that are made to the estate owners from any UK Government agency where these payments are not the responsibility of any Scottish Government agency. Similarly, any payments made to the Farquharson family for any other estates they own in Scotland for the same time period."


The business of Invercauld Estates have received payments from the Scottish Government for the following schemes - Farm Woodland Premium Scheme (FWPS), Rural Stewardship Scheme (RSS), Rural Priorities (RP) and Agri Environment Climate Scheme (AECS). In the previous ten years they have received the following:

2011 - FWPS £2,856.00 RSS £2,828.80 RP £94,580.73
2012 - FWPS £1,428.00 RP £8,356.26
2013 - RP £99,141.06
2014 - FWPS £840.00 RP £810,490.28
2015 - FWPS £420.00 RP £9,409.38
2016 - RP £142,382.73 AECS £600.00
2017 - RP £87,327.68 AECS £18,719.50
2018 - AECS £361.62
2019 - RP £165,618.84 AECS £361.62
2020 - RP £7,971.14 AECS £361.62

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