Date lodged: 30 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on offering a 90% loan for common agricultural policy less favoured area support scheme payments for 2016.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 10 April 2017
On 4 April 2017 the Scottish Government announced a new loan scheme is being established to provide support to Less Favoured Area Support Scheme 2016 applicants while payments are being processed. Letters will begin issuing to eligible farmers and crofters before the end of April with further details and inviting them to apply.