Less Favoured Area Support Scheme

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10 March 2016.

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Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

In recognition of the importance of supporting our farmers and crofters at this difficult time, we have employed additional staff. We have announced a scheme that we are confident that we are going to implement. That is the basis on which we announced it. It is vitally important to underpin our food businesses in this country.