May 6, 2020

Legislation which allows the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to be simplified and improved post-Brexit passed Stage 1 this week, following a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

The Agriculture (Retained EU Law and Data) (Scotland) Bill creates powers to enable Scottish Ministers to ensure CAP schemes can continue beyond this year and also modify...

August 13, 2019

This week the SNP Government published an update of Our Digital Strategy, a document setting out its vision for Scotland as a vibrant, inclusive, open and outward looking digital nation.

The aim is for every home and business in Scotland to have access to superfast broadband of 30 Megabits per second (Mbps) in accordance with the SNP Government’s...

June 6, 2019

On Wednesday in Parliament, Kenneth asked Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing MSP whether any aquaculture proposals that are taken forward will not impact adversely on businesses that work closely with the aquaculture industry, such as W & J Knox in Kilbirnie

Founded in 1778, it employs 130 local people who clean and repair nets, and it is a...

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 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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