Farm funding in Scotland – past, present and future

It’s fair to say that many of us in Scotland feel a deep affinity with farming and the landscapes and cultures it creates. However, the policy and the public money that supports the majority of farming isn’t well understood.

Scotland must plan for a just transition for farming

Scotland’s land and how we use it is hugely important in our fight against climate change and nature loss.  Given that agriculture is Scotland’s main land use, Scottish farmers and crofters are key actors in making sure we reach climate change targets, restore nature, and produce food sustainably.

Integrating trees with farming and crofting

Trees on farms can regulate growing conditions benefiting crops and animals, provide shelter from wind and rain, regulate soil temperature, support important populations of pollinators, enhance water conservation, reduce soil erosion, and enrich soil fertility.