This publication contains results from the 2012Survey of Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture, covering levels of outstanding debt and the distribution of this debt by recipient type.
This Statistical Publication provides data tables along with brief commentary and graphics on the latest annual changes and trends since 1980. It also contains related information from other data sources.
These statistics are used by government and stakeholders to monitor the outstanding debt of Scottish farmers and to inform related debate and policies.
The government also uses these results to construct an estimate of the total interest payable by Scottish agriculture as part of the annual Total Income From Farming estimate which is required in order to meet Statistical Regulations of the European Commission: