Thursday date for Lanark farmers roadshow

Lanark Agricultural Centre...will host roadshow this Thursday evening
Lanark Agricultural Centre...will host roadshow this Thursday evening
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FARMERS, crofters, woodland owners, land managers and rural communities in Lanarkshire are invited to attend a roadshow in Lanark this Thursday, March 5, to find out more about the new Scottish Rural Development Programme.

The Lanark date, at 7.30pm in Lanark Market, is one of six that have been added to the roadshow schedule due to popular demand.

This event will cover the 15 SRDP schemes or initiatives and concentrate on the six land-based and capital schemes.

Richard Lochhead, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment said: “Scotland’s rural development programme provides crucial support for Scottish farming, food production, rural communities and the environment, and is worth over £1.35 billion over the next six years.

“Although the SRDP is still subject to final European approval, we have already begun accepting applications for various schemes so that the Scottish Government is ready to pay out at the earliest opportunity once the programme is approved.

“The SRDP roadshow event in Lanark is an opportunity for local farmers, crofters, woodland owners, land managers and rural communities to find out about the new Scottish Rural Development Programme and the support on offer.”

Last month, the Scottish Government launched a new online Rural Payments and Services system to help make easier to apply for funding.