There are a variety of support schemes available to Scottish farmers. Further information can be found by following the links.
- Cross Compliance - Details of the statutory management requirements necessary to receive the Single Farm Payment, including the obligation to keep land in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC).
- Integrated Administration and Control System (IACS) - This governs all applications to the SFPS and Cross-Compliance regulations. You must comply with its rules to receive payments
- Land Management Contracts - Now closed to new applicants, the LMCMS offered a range of management options from which farmers and crofters could choose those that best met their individual requirements. This scheme marked a new approach to land management in Scotland.
- Less Favoured Areas Support Scheme (LFASS) - This is a per-hectare payment designed to contribute to the maintenance of a viable rural community by providing support for continued agricultural activity and sustainable farming systems.
- Scottish Beef Calf Scheme - ( closed to new claims on 31 December 2011) To support the supply of quality Scotch beef and protect the environment.
- Scottish Beef Scheme - Support Scheme to address specific disadvantages affecting farmers in the beef sector. This replaces the Scottish Beef Calf Scheme and came into effect 01 January 2012.
- Single Farm Payment Scheme - This was introduced in 2005 as part of the CAP Reform agreement, and replaced production-based support schemes.
- Severe Weather Grant Scheme - Full details of the grant scheme including the application and claim forms. Closing date for receipt of claim forms is 30 April 2010
Page updated: Wednesday, December 21, 2011