Scottish farmers and crofters are set to receive their share of £5.89 million in reimbursement payments from the European Commission.
The payments through the financial discipline mechanism of the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) will begin arriving in bank accounts this week.
The financial discipline mechanism is similar to a crisis reserve, with money set aside from direct payments and returned to farmers the following year if it is not required.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said more than 15,000 Scottish producers were eligible for reimbursement.
“The repayment varies in relation to the total value of direct payment they receive, but it averages £374,” added Mr Ewing.
“I hope this small injection will be a welcome addition to eligible farmers’ finances.”
The reimbursement payment for each eligible farmer or crofter is based on the value of 2018 direct payments through the Basic Payment Scheme, Young Farmer, Greening and voluntary coupled support payment schemes.
Farmers and crofters who receive less than 2,000 euros worth of direct payments are exempt.