SNP MSP for the South of Scotland Aileen McLeod has welcomed the announcement that Farmers and crofters across the region will have the opportunity to find out more about the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) at a series of Scottish Government roadshows.
At roadshows in Dumfries, Newton Stewart and Stranraer, with an additional event in Dumfries specifically for agents, Scottish Government officials will explain how CAP support will be delivered from 2015, and what farmers and crofters need to do to receive CAP funding. Farmers and crofters will then be able to ask questions about the new system.
“The Scottish Government is about to implement the biggest reform of the Common Agricultural Policy in a generation and, while information about the funding system has already been provided, farmers and crofters will undoubtedly have questions about the practical implications of these changes.
“These roadshows are the ideal opportunity for farmers and crofters to find out about the new CAP which comes into effect on January 1, 2015, as well as what they need to do to receive funding and all of the key dates and deadlines.
“Scottish Government officials will be on hand to answer any questions farmers and crofters may have and to talk through the new system to make the transition as smooth as possible.”
Notes to Editors:
The local roadshow dates are:
• Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, December 3, 2014, 7pm
• Green Valley Golf Academy, Stranraer, December 4, 2014, 7pm
• Crown Hotel, Newton Stewart, December 8, 2014, 7pm
Information meeting for Agents only:
• Cairndale Hotel, Dumfries, October 30, 2014, 10am
Attendance is free and there is no need to register.