Rural Development Approval For Scotland

28 May

Thought you’d be interested to see how Scotland fares from Europe.

Scottish programme agreed by Europe.
Scotland’s new rural development programme has been formally approved by Europe.
The programme will provide £1.3 billion of support for Scottish farming, food production, rural communities and the environment between now and the end of the decade.
The Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014-2020 is co-funded by the Scottish Government and European Union and, as such, requires formal sign-off by the European Commission.
Confirming that agreement has now been given, Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment Richard Lochhead said:
“The SRDP is crucial for Scottish farming, food production, rural communities and the environment, and I am pleased that it has finally been approved.
“This will enable to the Scottish Government to begin approving applications and making payments on those schemes we have already opened to mitigate, as far as possible, the impact of delays in the European sign-off process.
“It again highlights the need for ambitious and urgent reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) from within Europe, and I continue to urge the UK Government to work with the European Commission to swiftly deliver a simpler, more streamlined CAP.”


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  1. Beefie

    May 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

    This shows again the huge difference between Scotland and Wales.
    Wales can only follow Scotland, and a long way behind them.

  2. bow

    June 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    If only we had the calibre of leaders in food and drink that Scotland has we’d feel much more secure in the future of our businesses.
    Wales is miles and miles and miles behind Scotland’s planning.

  3. bow

    June 11, 2015 at 11:29 am

    There’s much to admire about Scotland and much more to worry about in Wales.
    I guess it’s down to the quality of their politicians and that’s the scary part in Wales.
    Most polititicans need a reality, many have never had a proper job and not many have run their own business. But without this expertise and knowledge Wales is lost.

  4. trader

    June 11, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Some of us would like a block booking to move to Scotland.
    It’s a concern that we are always so far behind Scotland

  5. trader

    June 23, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Any hope that wag food would fund some of us to move to Scotland where we’ll be looked after far better than in Wales?
    A number of us think this would be a great idea and offer us more hope and a better future.

  6. BOW

    July 14, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I like may others would prefer the Scottish food team to be working in Wales.
    They seem to understand producers and bet they don’t ignore them like Wales does.

  7. Mrs B

    July 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

    If only Wales could learn from Scotland.
    We are so far behind Scotland.
    I’ve got friends in food in Scotland and the help and information they get without a fight is amazing.
    Move to Scotland Kath, because Scotland is bright enough, clever enough and not arrogant like wag food are. They’d welcome your foodie magazine with open arms because they’d know a good magazine when they d read it.
    Why wag food cannnot see that is too pathetically stupid and passed my understanding of this situation. How any food department can dismiss and ignore a food magazine does make you wonder the calibre of people in charge. That’s how it appears to me but civil servants know best, well if only they did we’d not have this mess.
    You should have grovelled to wag food, tell them what a great job they’re doing, you’d get a brown nose and their support.
    Pity you didn’t lie Kath because that’s what wag food need as I see it.