Agriculture and Rural Communities (Scotland) Bill
The Bill allows the Scottish Government to provide assistance to farming and rural communities.
The Bill is at Stage 1
The Scottish Government introduces the Bill and accompanying documents to the Parliament which publishes the Bill.
The Bill was introduced on 28 September 2023
Related information from the Scottish Government on the Bill
Explanation of the Bill
Why the Bill is being introduced
How much the Bill is likely to cost
Delegated Powers Memorandum
Information on the powers the Bill gives the Scottish Ministers and others to make “secondary legislation” (usually regulations) and to the Scottish Ministers (such as to make guidance).
Statements on Legislative Competence
Statements on whether the Bill is within the Parliament’s “legislative competence” (if the Parliament has the power to make the changes to the law proposed by the Bill).
Scottish Parliament research on the Bill
Read the research done by the Scottish Parliament on specific parts of the Bill:
A research briefing will be published in due course.