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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-21474

  • Asked by: Rachael Hamilton, MSP for Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 19 September 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 26 September 2023


To ask the Scottish Government how it plans to provide accessible advisory services for farmers to adopt sustainable practices.


The Scottish Government-funded Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is and will continue to offer a range of high-quality generic and bespoke consultancy and specialist advice to Scottish farmers, crofters, and land managers. This includes advice on sustainable practice at its core.

Current and future advisory services will be monitored and contractually required to prioritise inclusion and accessibility for all support, including the uptake of sustainable practices.