Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill: Our Response to the Enquiry

Mon, 27/11/2023 - 12:42pm

If passed, the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill seeks to support farming, forestry, and rural communities.

We recently submitted a response to the Enquiry on the Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill, sending our views to the Scottish Parliament Rural Affairs & Islands Committee. You can read our response below.

Some of our key messages include: 

  • Clarity on what  the Bill seeks to achieve in the short, medium and long term  
  • A strong overarching framework and governance structures   
  • A payments and support regime with livelihoods and progression at the heart of it
  • Local led development and the right infrastructure
  • Alignment with EU and UK legislation 
  • Skills development and knowledge exchange