Local farmers are being asked to feed in to the consultation on a draft Land Use Strategy for 2016-2021.
Scotland’s Land Use Strategy is a key commitment of Section 57 of the Climate Change (Scotland) 2009 and a first Strategy was laid in Parliament on 17 March 2011. A second Strategy has been prepared following a period of review.
North East MSP Christian Allard who is a substitute member of the Rural Affairs Committee at the Scottish Parliament, invited farmers at the regular meeting of the NFUS at the Thainstone Centre in Inverurie to give their views on a series of land use policies and proposals which will cover the next five years.
Mr Allard said
A land use strategy is key for the future of farming – that is why I am encouraging farmers in the North East to contribute to the consultation on Scotland’s draft Land Use Strategy for 2016-2021.
Getting the best from our land is a key priority for this Scottish Government and the consultation is a part of making sure that we do just that.
The more input we get from farmers, the better farmers’ issues can be addressed over the course of the next five years.
You can read the consultation document below, if you wish to respond you can do so via the website: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/land-use-and-biodiversity/land-use-strategy-for-scotland, by emailing LandUseStrategy@gov.scot, or by writing to
Land Use and Biodiversity Team
The Scottish Government
1C-North Victoria Quay
The consultation is open until 29 January 2016.