Farmers in Scotland are reminded to register online for the Scottish Government’s new Rural Payments and Services system, which replaces Rural Payments Online.
The SAF application window will open on or about 16 March 2015 and close on 15 May 2015, as required by EU rules.
The new Forestry Grant Scheme and Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) will open on Monday March 30, 2015. AECS applications will be accepted until Friday June 12 2015, while the Forestry Grant Scheme has no closing date.
Farmers do not need to wait for the AECS window to open to start preparing their applications. Existing guidance already published has information about the options available, how to prepare applications and the supporting material required
For further details please see the Rural Payments website.