Rural Affairs Minister Fergus Ewing is likely to face close questioning at his next meeting with NFU Scotland after the surreptitious disappearance of £154.76 million from the government’s Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Pillar 2 budget.
Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing yesterday warned that fishermen face an “extremely challenging picture” over whitefish stocks.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers seeking clarity on future funding for farmers and crofters.
Fergus Ewing has been accused of giving £10 million to crofters to help his SNP colleague Ian Blackford defend his Ross, Skye and Lochaber seat.
Next steps for improvements on Far North Line identified as review group moves to enhance accessibility
Transport bosses and local campaigners are planning the next steps of improvements for the railway line to the north Highlands.
The first tranche of the long-awaited European convergence cash will be distributed to active farmers via a complex formula, the detail of which is still being worked out by the Scottish Government.
School dinners across the Highlands could be hit by post-Brexit produce shortages, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said yesterday.
A Stonehaven skipper has claimed dredging gear destroys 4,455 tonnes of crab and lobster off the east coast each year, costing the economy £33 million.
More than 300,000 people across the north and north-east are among the most vulnerable to Brexit, Scottish Government analysis suggests.
Farm subsidy loan payments will start arriving in bank accounts on Friday, the Scottish Government has confirmed.
The administrative costs of exporting Scottish red meat to Europe in the event of a no-deal Brexit could increase by as much as £276 per shipment, according to new research.
New Scottish Government figures have revealed mixed fortunes for the country’s fishing fleet.
Scotland's rural economy secretary has become embroiled in a hunting row after he highlighted the use of dogs to kill foxes as way of protecting capercaillie.
A “glut” of tree seeds harvested this year could help Scotland meet climate change targets for years to come, forestry bosses have said.
Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary, Fergus Ewing, has accused the prime minister of trying to renege on his promise to return £160 million of EU convergence funds to Scottish farmers.
Work on the troubled Cairngorm funicular railway will finally begin in May - operators revealed yesterday - as a new attraction on the mountain was officially launched to boost tourism.
A Scottish Government summit to address the continued decline in beef prices failed to find a solution to the sector’s woes.
The Scottish Tories have called for government farm subsidy loan payments to be increased to 100% of what a farmer or crofter is due.
A Scottish Government beef summit is to be chaired by Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing in the next few weeks, hard on the heels of this week’s NFU Scotland (NFUS) industry meeting in Inverurie.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has written to newly appointed Defra Secretary Theresa Villiers asking for assurances over the protection of Geographical Indications (GIs) after Brexit.
Farmers and crofters will be offered Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) loans once again this year.
Almost nine in 10 Scots believe farming is vital to economic growth, according to a new poll.
The £600 million drive to give every Scottish property superfast broadband by 2021 has been hit by delays, prompting fears the target will be missed.
A promise to work with the industry to reverse the decline in cattle numbers was given yesterday by Scotland’s Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing.
The Scottish Government has asked Defra to deliver almost £110 million in extra Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) support to farmers and crofters north of the border.
New measures to improve the safety of fishermen at sea will be announced at Skipper Expo International in Aberdeen today.
Fergus Ewing will mark devolution's 20th anniversary by remembering the role played by his mother Winnie in re-establishing the Scottish Parliament after almost 300 years.
Staff overtime costs for the Scottish Government’s beleaguered farm payments IT system have totalled more than £1.8 million since 2015.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has been personally challenged twice in recent days to do more to encourage an increase in beef cow numbers.
Fergus Ewing has said Brexit poses a major risk to fish processing as he warned the loss of its EU workforce would threaten the industry’s future.
Newly published guidance about tree planting on tenanted land appears to have done little to mitigate tenant farmers’ deep-seated suspicion of forestry.
More than half of Scottish farms would have made a loss last year without subsidy support, despite average farm incomes being at a six-year high.