This is a new page for farming information. This has been set up after the flooding on December 30th, 2016 – hopefully we can help farmers here not just after the flooding but with all sorts of information later on. Best wishes to all of our hard working farmers for 2016!
January 21, 2016 – Scottish Government Press Release
Support for flood-hit farms
Anyone affected should register in the first instance with their local Rural Payments Office. There is no current deadline for registering.
February 1, 2016
Farmers who require support to restore man-made floodbanks on their farms can now apply for the scheme. This scheme is made up of £1 million funding and will cover the standard costs of repairs, up to a cap of £20,000 per business, for farmers affected by flooding in nine local authorities during December and early January. Applications will be accepted between 1 February and 29 February. Farmers will have until 30 June to complete works. Guidance and the application form can be found here.
If farmers have any queries about operation of the scheme these should be directed to:AFRS@gov.scot
(Thank you to Katrina Farquhar for this information!)