To ask the Scottish Executive how many applications were made in 2009 to the Scotland Rural Development Programme by Shetland applicants; how many of these included agri-environment proposals, and how many of the agri-environment applications were (a) successful and (b) rejected.
In 2009, 113 applications were made by Shetland applicants for funding under the Rural Priorities element of the Scotland Rural Development Programme. Ninety-one of these included agri-environment options.
(a) 63 proposals with an agri-environment element gained approval, either in full or in part.
(b) 28 proposals had their agri-environment element rejected.