The Scottish Government’s ‘Less Favoured Area Support Scheme’ payments announced only in early April will be massively helping 13 000 of Scotland’s claimants to the tune of between 50 and 90% of their costs in the coming weeks.
Speaking to Farmers Weekly, yesterday NFU Scotland vice-president Martin Kennedy said:
‘This gets a huge chunk of the £65.5m LFASS budget into the rural economy and filtering down to the many businesses that service our sector. This time of the year is always the most challenging financially for beef and sheep producers in more disadvantaged areas. There are lots of costs and bills to settle at a time when little or no revenue is coming in.’