Farming and Rural Issues

Farming and Rural Development


Scotland has a vibrant agriculture and rural sector that the Scottish Government aims to support. We encourage the growth of good agri-business while still enjoying and protecting our natural environment. The Scotland Rural Development Programme 2014 - 2020 will provide applied funding support for farming, forestry, crofting and rural development projects.

These pages contain guidance on applying for financial support schemes (including Rural Payments Online), land and tenancy reviews, animal health information and wider rural development topics.

Farming and Rural Issues sub section

  • Farming

    Includes financial support schemes and animal health information. Also contains the Rural Payments Online portal.

  • Rural Issues

    Developing rural areas and supporting and empowering communities.

  • Scotland Rural Development Programme

    Programme of economic, environmental and social measures, worth some £1.2 billion to develop rural Scotland.

  • A - Z

    Farming, Rural Issues and Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) A - Z.