Alterations to online land mapping systems and the appeals process are among a list of recommended changes to the way the Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) is delivered over the next few years.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing
Forestry professionals are being asked to respond to a consultation on the future of the sector in Scotland.
Farmers and crofters experiencing hardship are being encouraged to speak up and seek help.
Scottish farmers and crofters are set to receive their share of £5.89 million in reimbursement payments from the European Commission.
A land matching service has been launched by the Scottish Government with the aim of connecting potential new entrants into the industry with owners who have land available, backed by the provision of “unbiased guidance and support” for both parties.
Additional funding of £211 million for Scottish farmers and crofters must be delivered to the Scottish Government now, rather than in April next year.
Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing outlines what the latest Progamme for Government means for rural Scotland
Farmers and crofters have been told subsidy support loans will be made available to them regardless of the outcome of Brexit negotiations.
A Danish billionaire could have the power to block plans to build the UK’s first spaceport in the Highlands.
A three-month deferral of Brexit and no-deal being taken off the table would be preferable for the farming industry to the “catastrophic” prospect of the UK crashing out of the EU on March 29, according to Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.
A Scottish Government minister has insisted that officials and agencies are working “flat-out” to resolve issues at CairnGorm Mountain.
SNP ministers have warned that Scotland is facing the “nightmare” prospect of a no deal Brexit that would damage businesses, the economy and services.
Scottish ministers have clashed with opposition MSPs over plans for a new support system for farmers and crofters after Brexit.
Police have said they will not charge a long-serving former aide of a Scottish Government minister after an investigation was held into an accusation of inappropriate conduct.
New efforts are needed to attract workers to Scotland’s fish farming sector if it is to achieve ambitious growth plans, a report has warned.
Angus soft fruit growers yesterday ramped up the pressure in their campaign to get a seasonal workers scheme in place this summer.
A new meat processing facility in the north east has received an unexpected £4million boost from the Scottish Government.
Fishing leaders have called for “political backbone” to be shown in Brexit talks to try to regain full control of stocks and access to waters.
A row has broken out after the Scottish Conservatives said steep business rates mean north-east fish processing firms are “handicapped” compared to their competitors.