Date lodged: 6 July 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how the National Council of Rural Advisers will ensure that the views of (a) the crofting sector, (b) the organic farming sector, (c) rural community organisations, (d) environmental non-governmental organisations and (e) rural local authorities are reflected in its recommendations to the Scottish Government.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 19 July 2017
My officials are supporting the independent National Council of Rural Advisers on the development of their workplan and stakeholder strategy over the summer. We would expect the Council to seek the views of a wide variety of stakeholders and representatives across rural, coastal and island communities.