Minister announces £60m funding for land management projects

Nearly £60 million of funding from the Agri-environment and Climate Scheme (AECS) is to be made available across rural Scotland over the next five years. Making the announcement Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “This funding will help almost 1,000 projects in their work to enhance our magnificent natural heritage, improve water quality, manage flood risk and tackle climate change – playing a significant part in our efforts to protect our land, habitats, species, air and rivers. “Everyone has a part to play in helping to achieve our ambitious climate change targets and it’s great to see so many farming businesses seeking to do their bit, benefiting their local environment and potentially boosting productivity and profitability.”

The Herald, 28.12.16

 

Published on 5th January 2017