Vital Veg organic farm and Bennachie, Aberdeenshire

Newsletter 7th September 2015

Exciting news is that organic farming has received a special mention in the newly-published Scottish Government Programme, 2015-2016, which came out last week.  In fact it came out at the top of the list in the Agriculture section of the plan, which we are highly delighted about.   Here is a quote from the document: 

“The Scottish Government recognises the wider benefits of organic farming, such as encouraging biodiversity, tackling climate change, improving soils and protecting our water environment. We continue to support organic production with funding from the organic farming conversion and maintenance schemes under the new Scottish Rural Development Programme. Working with the industry-led Scottish Organic Forum, the Scottish Government will launch a new Scottish Organic Action Plan early in 2016.”

There is still time for you to help develop the new Scottish Organic Action Plan, by filling in a survey here.

Or – there is a handy link to the survey on our Facebook page

The deadline for completion is 11th September.

In other news, we are looking forward to a visit this Friday by a group of Organic Farming MSc students from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC).