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Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy (Fergus Ewing)

The Scottish Government has been working closely with fishermen and stakeholder organisations to improve relationships between the fishing and renewables sectors. We are absolutely committed...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

I met some of the fishermen in Pittenweem on 15 April, when I listened carefully to their concerns about lack of engagement in relation to cable burial and the ro...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

I agree that it is sensible that those who are involved in both sectors should communicate closely. After all, as Maureen Watt w...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy (Fergus Ewing)

The Scottish Government works closely with partners such as the Health and Safety Executive to provide support and guidance to farmers, their employees and their families to help to make far...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

I am aware of the incident to which Alison Harris alludes. Two men died after a tragic accident in which a wall collapsed at the farm, and our thoughts go out to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

I am aware of the risk to those who drive quad bikes without wearing a helmet. It is not macho; it is stupid. I commend Emma Harper on her campaign, and I would be happy to meet her to discu...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy (Fergus Ewing)

In autumn last year, we made 17,749 basic payment scheme loan offers, which were worth more than £343.6 million. The payments were made earlier than they had been made in previous years, whi...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

I am acutely aware of the uncertainty that is being caused by Brexit and of the worries that are being faced by our sheep farmers and by our hill farmers in gener...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

In our document, “Stability and Simplicity: proposals for rural funding transition period”, we set out plans that provide something that has not been provided to ...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 June 2019 [Draft] : 06 June 2019 View PDF version
Fergus Ewing

I know Robert MacDonald, who chairs the NFUS’s LFA committee, well and have met him and his colleagues on several occasions. In fact, I met the NFUS again just yesterday, when I discussed th...

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