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Introduction

Tractor spraying

Agri-environment schemes have operated in Scotland since 1987. They are designed to encourage farmers and crofters to manage their land for the benefit of Scotland's wildlife and habitats.

As well as providing benefits for biodiversity, the schemes also help support local communities in Scotland's rural areas.

These schemes have now closed to new applicants.

Further information and guidance is available on the Scotland Rural Development Programme website

  • Countryside Premium Scheme

    Details of the Countryside Premium Scheme (CPS) - This scheme is now closed to new applicants

  • Environmentally Sensitive Areas

    Information on the Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA) Scheme - This scheme is now closed to new applicants

  • Forestry schemes

    A list of the forestry schemes administered by the Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (RPID) - This scheme is now closed to new applicants

  • Habitats Scheme

    Information and guidance on the Habitats Scheme. This scheme is now closed to new applicants

  • Rural Stewardship Scheme

    Information and guidance on RSS including Technical Guidance for RSS participants. This scheme is now closed to new applicants