April 18, 2019

Continued opportunities for EU citizens to live and work in Scotland are essential to rural, island and coastal Scotland’s continued success and sustainability, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing MSP has reiterated.

Approximately 5.2% of Scotland’s total workforce is made up of EU migrants, with the rural economy particularly reliant on people...

March 20, 2019

Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Payments worth more than a third of a billion pounds will continue, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing MSP has announced.

In the coming months, eligible farmers, crofters and land managers will receive their 2018 Common Agricultural Policy Pillar 1 entitlement, with around 78% of eligible claimants having alread...

March 8, 2019

On Thursday in the Chamber, Kenneth voiced his concern about the impact that that could have on exporters and on livestock farmers in particular who, according to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, could face European Union tariffs of 70 per cent on beef and 45 per cent on lamb post-Brexit.

He asked the Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Fe...

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