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Farmers and crofters set to get aid from Less Favoured Area Support Scheme


By Alan Hendry

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Rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon says the Scottish Government is committed to supporting farmers and crofters.
Rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon says the Scottish Government is committed to supporting farmers and crofters.

Farmers and crofters in areas deemed "remote and marginalised" will start to receive their share of more than £65 million shortly, the Scottish Government has said, with £47m due to be paid into bank accounts next week.

Payment rates have also been restored to 100 per cent, ensuring that Scottish farmers will get an income boost at a time when costs for goods and services are rising.

More than 9000 eligible farmers and crofters will receive the payments through the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) 2021.

Scotland's rural affairs secretary Mairi Gougeon said: “Farmers and crofters continue to ensure that the nation is fed, even in the challenging times we’ve experienced over the past few years between the pandemic and issues caused by Brexit.

"It’s important that we can continue to give them security by providing them with the cash flow they need to continue operating, and this funding will help us do that.

“We’re committed to supporting them for all the hard work they do. I’m pleased to say we’ve brought the LFASS rate back up to 100 per cent and that these payments will start to reach farmers and crofters from next week.”


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