Farming

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 22nd November 1999.

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Photo of George Lyon George Lyon Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-2263

To ask the Scottish Executive how much Scottish National Heritage (SNH) has paid farmers on Islay under the two goose management schemes of the last three years, and how much SNH will be paying this year.

Photo of Sarah Boyack Sarah Boyack Labour

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) has only operated one goose management scheme on Islay - the Islay Voluntary Goose Management Scheme (IVGMS) - which commenced for winter 1992-93.

Payments made by SNH under the IVGMS are as follows:-

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Period

Amount

Winter 1996-97

£236,110

Winter 1997-98

£274,721

Winter 1998-99

£407,215

Winter 1999-00

£434,000

Notes:

  1. In 1996-97 £134,079 was also paid to Islay farmers by SNH under individual management agreements which have now expired.
  2. In 1997-98 £118,150 was also paid to Islay farmers by SNH under individual management agreements which have now expired.
  3. Projected figure for winter 1999-2000: amount will depend on actual goose numbers.

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