SLE statement on Programme for Government

Press Release

Commenting on today’s Programme for Government, Sarah-Jane Laing, Executive Director of Scottish Land & Estates said:

“Today’s commitment from the Scottish Government to renew their focus on land use partnerships and to support land managers in the fight against climate change is a welcome step forward for communities across rural Scotland. 

“The Scottish Government’s proposal to develop regional land use partnerships for every part of Scotland, announced today in the Programme for Government, echoes calls made by Scottish Land & Estates over the past three years. Land managers and rural businesses throughout Scotland are ready to play their part in the fight against climate change, and land use plans tailored for each region of Scotland will ensure we can target the most appropriate support and actions to the right areas.

“Continuing on the Scottish Government’s theme of combatting climate change, offering more support to farmers and land managers to encourage innovation, productivity and a focus on sustainability will be key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and SLE welcomes the inclusion of a new Agricultural Transformation Programme to achieve this.”